Authorities release name of slain teen

Lamar County Sheriff’s Office investigators have identified the victim found deceased Sunday afternoon in Barnesville.

The victim has been identified as D’Shaunti Kyanni Hunter, 17, of Ellenwood, the LCSO said Monday.

According to the LCSO, deputies were dispatched around 4 p.m. Sunday to High Falls Park Road in reference to a deceased body. The body was found in the cemetery across from Unionville Church.

A person visiting a burial site at the cemetery spotted the body and called authorities, according to a report by Associated Press.

The victim suffered at least one gunshot wound, according to LCSO investigators. Hunter’s body was transported to the GBI crime lab.

Investigation into the case is ongoing.