Monroe County authorities said Krieger shot O’Neal on July 14 and buried her body at her home on Tingle Road in Jackson. He then drove to South Carolina, where he called the Chester County Sheriff’s Office and turned himself in.
The Chester County sheriff reached out to the Monroe sheriff requesting a wellness check at O’Neal’s home based on the information the teen gave while in custody. When deputies arrived, they found O’Neal in a shallow grave, officials said. Her body was taken to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.