Necrophilia suspect now faces rape, murder charges, Middle Georgia cops say

Kenny Obyran Whitehead

Credit: Bibb County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Bibb County Sheriff's Office

Kenny Obyran Whitehead

Days after a man was charged with defiling a woman’s corpse in Middle Georgia, authorities said he murdered and raped the woman.

Kenny Obyran Whitehead, 55, faces murder and rape charges in addition to a necrophilia charge, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Due to the nature of the incident, the sheriff’s office said it will not be releasing the victim’s name.

On Sunday morning, deputies were called to the Daybreak Day Resource Center on Walnut Street, which is a homeless shelter near Macon. The 911 caller complained of “two people having intercourse on the front steps” of the shelter, previously reported.

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Deputies found Whitehead involved in the act when they arrived, the sheriff’s office said. They asked the man to get dressed, which is when they discovered the woman was unresponsive.

“Emergency services determined that the female had been deceased for some time,” the sheriff’s office said.

On Monday afternoon, investigators announced that the woman’s death has been ruled a homicide, leading to the new charges. Whitehead remains in the Bibb County jail without bond.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500.

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