Neighbors in shock over death of Columbia County woman found beaten in home

By: Melissa Tune Email
By: Melissa Tune Email

News 12 at 11 o'clock, March 26, 2009

GROVETOWN, Ga.--- A 41 year-old wife and mother, Laverne "Kay" Parsons died late Thursday afternoon after authorities say she interrupted a burglary at her home Wednesday morning.

As investigators continue to work neighbors in the Orchard Hill Subdivision say their hearts go out to the victim's family. The residents there simply say the news of Parsons' death is both troubling and saddening.

Jean and Ulysis Harmon live just a few blocks from where Parson was found severely beaten in the doorway of her garage. According to the incident report,investigators believe Parsons walked in on a burglary at her home and was met by at least one assailant. On Thursday night, the investigators were back - closely checking for more clues to find her killer.
Such a cold blooded crime has rattled neighbors like the Harmons.

"The place had policemen everywhere,"says Ulysis Harmon.

"It is a safe neighborhood. I was out in the yard working today this morning.," says Jean Harmon.

The Harmons have lived in the upscale neighborhood almost five years now and add that crime is unheard of because people there look out for each other.
While the couple did not know the victim, they say they still feel a sense of loss -and send condolences to Parson's family.

There are still no arrests in this case but anyone with information concerning the attack or burglary should call the Columbia County Sheriff's Office at (706) 541-2800.


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  • by EMS chick Location: evans,ga on Apr 1, 2009 at 03:30 PM
    i go her sons school (evans middle school).his name is derek and he was on the varsity baseball team.even though i dont know derek & his family,they will always be in my heart.
  • by candy Location: hephzibah on Mar 27, 2009 at 03:15 PM
    i cant get this off my mind ,there is a monster running the streets of columbia county ,i pray they catch him and they will.god speedy heal your broken hearts !
  • by Pamala Location: Harlem,Georgia on Mar 27, 2009 at 01:20 PM
    To the family,I am so sorry about your loss.trust me,they will catch this animal.
  • by DF Location: Evans on Mar 27, 2009 at 08:48 AM
    This guy better hope he lives to make it to his day in court. Not only will the courts sentence him, but God will give the ultimate sentence! How dare you leave a child motherless!
  • by joey Location: evans on Mar 27, 2009 at 08:07 AM
    I was very sadden to learn about kay this morning. kay ,david and derrick are some of nicest people you would ever met.me david and our sons competed against each other at augusta bmx,it was always a great battle.my prayers are with you dave and derrick ,very sorry for lose of kay. sincerly old man jhall
  • by LB Location: Martinez on Mar 27, 2009 at 04:45 AM
    Jesus what is this world coming to? My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the family. I hope they find out who did this and they pay dearly.
  • by Pamala Location: Grovetown on Mar 26, 2009 at 08:37 PM
    My heart is saddened over this tragic accident.My prayer goes out to this family.It troubles me to know that we as hard working americans have to work hard for someone just to come and take things that other people worked hard for,that is sick.If you want something out of life,get off your lazy butt and work for it,I am really pisssed about this.This young lady has kids!What are they gonna do? I am saddened to my heart to hear this!I hope the lazy,selfish,and unthoughtful person,pays to the fullest.
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