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How you or someone you know could help solve this 2008 Dawson County cold case
Cheryl Ann Williams
Cheryl Williams Frady. Photo courtesy of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help in solving a 16-year-old Dawson County cold case.  

Cheryl Williams Frady, 44, was found deceased in the basement bedroom of her parents’ home on Brookwood Drive between 4-4:30 p.m. on April 5, 2008, near Lake Lanier in Dawson County, the GBI stated in a Facebook post Friday.  

After Frady’s body was taken to the GBI’s crime lab, state medical examiners determined she died from a single gunshot wound to her head, according to a 2008 Dawson County News (DCN) article.  

Frady’s death was later deemed a homicide. She lived with her mother and stepfather, who last heard from her around 1:30 a.m. on April 5, the GBI’s post stated.  

For an April 2009 article, Frady’s stepsister, Melanie Young, told DCN that Williams had recently gone through a divorce and had been online dating.  

Anybody with information about the killing of Cheryl Williams Frady is asked to call the GBI’s tip line at 800-597-8477.