Authorities say woman left paraplegic Fort Valley man in woods to die

Ruby Kate Coursey is currently in custody in Upson County on an unrelated probation violation charge / Upson County Sheriff's Office

UPSON COUNTY, Ga. -- A woman may face charges after allegedly leaving a paraplegic man in the woods to die.

The Upson County Sheriff's Office said they found the body of Troymaine Johnson, 33, of Fort Valley at a hunting camp off of Triune Mill Road in the early hours of Friday morning.

An investigation determined that Johnson, who was a paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair, left his home on March 14 with a Ruby Kate Coursey. On March 17, Coursey told officers with the Thomaston Police Department that she had abandoned Johnson in the woods and gave directions to where she left him.

Coursey is currently in custody on unrelated charges but the Upson County Sheriff's Office said that they expect that charges for Johnson's death are forthcoming pending information from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab, which is doing an autopsy on Johnson.

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