North Georgia cops find woman's body after weekend 911 call

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Two men are in custody after the body of a Savannah area woman who called 911 pleading for help was found in north Georgia. A search for her husband, also possibly a victim, continues today.

Jennifer Budrawich, 22, was found by Dawson County authorities between 3 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sheriff's Lt. Tony Wooten said.

Wooten said Budrawich was traveling with her husband Paul, 35, to visit family in north Georgia's Pickens County when she made the 911 call at 9:20 a.m. Saturday.

“She was pleading for her life,” Wooten said.

The 911 call helped investigators find the body, Wooten said.

“She asked ‘Why did you bring me down to the river’”, Wooten said.

The Budrawich’s 1980s model Pontiac Firebird, was found about 11 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of a supermarket in Pickens County, Wooten said.

The shopping center video led investigators to arrest two Dawsonville men in the case.

In custody are Jesse James Kilgore, 40, charged with Jennifer Budrawich’s murder and Benjamin Kelly Mullinax, 27. Mullinax will possibly be charged with tampering with evidence in the disappearance of Paul Budrawich.

Both are family members of the victim.

Wooten said authorities would continue their search for Paul Budrawich this morning. He is considered in extreme danger, police said.

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JohnTaurus
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JohnTaurus 12/21/09 - 06:50 am
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God is great, beer is

God is great, beer is good.....people are crazy.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 12/21/09 - 06:57 am
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Man, the arrested men are

Man, the arrested men are members of the victim's family? This sounds like an upcoming movie plot.

sunshine827
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sunshine827 12/21/09 - 07:55 am
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Good Lord, have a little

Good Lord, have a little respect. A woman is dead and her husband is missing. God bless their families.

da-realist
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da-realist 12/21/09 - 08:34 am
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Has to be 1 of the so called

Has to be 1 of the so called elite

sugarbutton
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sugarbutton 12/21/09 - 09:21 am
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Lord, give Peace and strength

Lord, give Peace and strength to the family left behind. So hard to even read these stories but these things happen more and more. God protect us from harm and the wickedness ever growing to overtake this world.

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puddeecat 12/21/09 - 09:35 am
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Nothing to do with the

Nothing to do with the CSRA....why is this "breaking news"???

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mytwocents1 12/21/09 - 10:41 am
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Note to puddeecat: The

Note to puddeecat: The Augusta Chronicle reports on the news, not local news. I have seen your posts concerning "CSRA" and could not resist asking why it bothers you so much. If you are not interested in these articles, just skip them. Sometimes maybe the CSRA does not have enough local news (thankfully) to fill their website.

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stillamazed 12/21/09 - 12:03 pm
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I like hearing about news

I like hearing about news outside the area even though it is often sad like this story. Prayers are with the family.

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AmyMicD 12/21/09 - 01:03 pm
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Such a horrible story. I feel

Such a horrible story. I feel for them. If you want to know more, read the Atlanta Journal Constituition article: http://www.ajc.com/news/second-body-found-in-249527.html

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