Autopsy confirms homicide in 16-year-old’s death


The results of an autopsy examination show the death of 16-year-old Cheyanne N. Hair to be homicide.

Jackson County Emergency Medical Services had responded Thursday to a 9:43 a.m. call at 1127 Winder Highway in Jefferson and a female patient was transported to Athens Regional Medical Center where she died.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the cause of Hair’s death is not being released at this time because the investigation remains active.

The Jefferson Police Department initially responded to the Winder Highway location and requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation assist with the investigation because of its additional resources. It was determined later on Thursday the location was actually in the jurisdiction of Jackson County so the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office assumed control of the investigation. The Sheriff’s office is continuing to utilize the assistance of the GBI.

The Sheriff’s office and the GBI are actively following up on leads in the murder investigation.

Anyone having information related to the murder of Cheyanne Hair is asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 706-367-3784.