Woman beaten in burglary at her Grovetown home dies

By: Kelsey Barlow Email
By: Kelsey Barlow Email

March 26, 2009

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga..-- A Columbia County woman beaten during a burglary died this afternoon.

Deputies are now investigating the death of 41-year-old Laverne Katherine Parsons as a homicide.

Laverne, known as Kay, walked into a burglary in progress at her home on Hot Springs Drive in the Orchard Hill subdivision, where she was beaten.

At this time there are still no suspects.


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  • by Gina Location: Dunbar PA on Apr 1, 2009 at 07:50 PM
    I am so severly saddened by Kay's death. She was a very good friend of mine when she live in PA. No words can describe what I am feeling right now. She was a wonderful person and her family are also. May God be with her family.
  • by russell and jamie Location: connellsville on Mar 27, 2009 at 10:30 PM
    sadly missed by friends
  • by Kendra Cunningham Location: Connellsville on Mar 27, 2009 at 12:14 PM
    Thank you to all who have prayed and who are still praying for my aunt's family in Georgia and in Connellsville; also thank you to those who have sent condolences over this tragic loss. It sickens me as well as the rest of the family that someone can be so evil to take a life! If anyone knows anything; doesn't matter how small of a detail it may be; please come forward if you know anything! PLEASE DON'T LET THESE SICK ANIMAL/S GET AWAY WITH THIS They took a precious life away from our family and now all we have left is our memories of her. We need to get justice for her and for our family!!
  • by Sam Location: Grovetown, GA on Mar 27, 2009 at 06:33 AM
    I am shocked and saddened to hear this because always try to tell me that Grovetown is safe. I would like to send my condolences from myself and my family.
  • by Bre Location: Augusta on Mar 26, 2009 at 06:19 PM
    My prayers are with her family. She was a wonderful person.
  • by amanda Location: connellsville on Mar 26, 2009 at 06:07 PM
    for those of you who were keeping up with this now know that my aunt has passed on please keep my uncle and my cousin in your prayers and the family we will miss her so much we all appriciate the prayers that were said for my aunt and our family no words can explain what we are all feeling right now but i would like to add that if anyone knows anything that would lead to the murderer please please dont hold back he or they are still out there and if they did it once what makes you think they will not do it again please just if you know anything speak up and help us get justice and fry this s.o.b
  • by vanessa Location: pennsylvania on Mar 26, 2009 at 06:04 PM
    I knew kay for a long time and this is very upsetting news. I hope they catch whoever did this violent act. Prayers go out to the family and friends
  • by Terri Location: Evans, GA on Mar 26, 2009 at 05:32 PM
    It took my breath away when I found out that she died this afternoon. I cannot imagine what her family is going through at this time. My prayers are with her family and friends, and especially her child(ren). The only thing that we can do at this time is pray and have trust in God and those who are working on this case that they will bring this worthless piece of !#@$ to justice! God Bless the family at this most difficult time.
  • by Timothy Location: Augusta on Mar 26, 2009 at 04:55 PM
    This is a shame, A good person had to die so a crook can steal. I too would love to get my hands on this worthless thug... My heart and prayers go out to the family.
  • by Keith Shears Location: Martinez Ga. on Mar 26, 2009 at 04:16 PM
    I would love to get my hands on these WORTHLESS COWARDS! My prayers go out to the family and friends.
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