Destiny HowardAge 23
9 Dec 2022
Macon, Georgia (USA)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/09/12/2022/Destiny Howard
Destiny's body was found in a parking lot. She had been shot.
Dec. 9—The body of a [woman] who had been shot to death was found lying in a parking lot Friday morning at a vacant office building in western Bibb County, officials said. The victim, who as of early afternoon had not been identified, was believed to be in [her] late 20s or early 30s, said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.
The body was discovered shortly before 9:30 a.m. at 6211 Thomaston Road, the former home of Reaves Software, just west of Price Road and not far from the southern entrance to the Lake Wildwood subdivision. The slain [woman] is the county's 66th homicide victim of 2022.
Sheriff's officials said in a statement that the death "occurred in the parking," which lies down a slight slope from Thomaston Road about a mile due west of Interstate 475. Further details were not immediately available. Jones, the coroner, sought the public's help to identify the dead [woman], who was Black and said to be about 5 feet, 9 inches tall.
The victim weighed 160 pounds, had braided hair and wore a diamond-like earring in his right ear. There were two plastic-bead bracelets on [her] right wrist. [She] had no tattoos.
UPDATE on Dec. 13: The victim, after [her] family confirmed [her] identity on Dec. 12, was identified by sheriff's officials as [deadname] "Destin" Howard, 23, of Macon.
In August 2023 Jaleel Deshawn Parker, 26, was arrested and charged with Destiny's murder.