Investigators return to murder victim's home in search of evidence
The investigation into the murder of a 58-year-old Macon woman returned to the victim's home Friday as police searched for more evidence.
Gail Spencer, an employee at a Macon law office, was found dead inside her home on Stinsonville Road last weekend. An autopsy concluded Spencer was killed by asphyxiation. Neighbors say she was found with a plastic bag covering her head.
Three people were initially charged with Spencer's murder, including step-siblings 18-year-old Michael Kelly, and 23-year-old Courtney Kelly, and 38-year-old Tracy Jones, who worked with Spencer at the same law office, Pinkston & Associates.
A fourth suspect 23-year-old Keith Dozier of Warner Robins was also charged with Spencer's murder early Thursday. Shortly after he was charged, police began a search of the Echoconee Creek where it crosses with Houston Road.
Michael Kelly and Tracy Jones share an address on Houston Road. Police say the search was related to the murder investigation, but remained secretive and would not confirm if they were looking for a gun and the victim's cell phone. The victim's car was found in the same general area three days after the murder.
It is believed Spencer was killed in order to cover up an embezzlement scheme where the suspects were stealing money from the Pinkston & Associates Law Office. Attorney Calder Pinkston declined to comment.
Police wouldn't say if they found anything in the Echoconee Creek, but spokesperson Melanie Hoffman says search divers were not at the Creek Friday.