Autopsy Confirms Remains In Well Are Those of Bonny Anne Cooner

The Franklin County woman with ties to Athens had been strangled and bludgeoned, authorities said.


A body discovered Sunday in a Franklin County well is that of Bonny Anne Cooner, who was reported missing on Jan. 28. The 33-year-old woman had been both strangled and bludgeoned before her body was dumped into a well within four miles of the Canon home she shared with her 12-year-old son and boyfriend.

The boyfriend, Brent James Shubert, 43, has been charged with aggravated assault, murder and concealing a death, according to a story in the Athens Banner Herald. He was arrested Sunday in Anderson, S.C., but is now in jail in Franklin County.

The story says there was a history of domestic violence between Cooner and Shubert. GBI officials said the cause of Cooner's death was strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head, according to the Athens Banner Herald.

Melody Wake February 12, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Brent Shubert robbed alot of people of this lovely woman's excitement for life. How shameful that a 12 year old boy is now without the mother that he adored. Her parents have lost the baby of their family, and her siblings will not grow old with her. I hope the justice system works swiftly & harshly on this pitiful human being. She is now with her Heavenly Father & safe from the evils of this world.
Rebecca McCarthy February 12, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Thanks for writing, Melody. How dreadful for Bonny Anne's family and friends to lose her to such a violent and unnecessary act. The whole business is so very sad.


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