ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) — Investigators say the search is over for a missing 26-year-old Atlanta woman who had ties to Augusta.

According to police, Sheats was found inside her vehicle on Springer Street NW outside of Atlanta just after 1:30 p.m. Thursday. She was rushed to an area hospital, but was pronounced dead. The details surrounding her death are still pending autopsy results, but investigators believe she may have committed suicide.

Investigators say Savannah Sheets was last seen by her sister around 9 p.m. Tuesday at their home north of downtown Atlanta. Surveillance footage from the complex she lives in shows her leaving just before 5:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Sheats was reported missing around 10 a.m. Wednesday. She reportedly took her car title and birth certificate with her, but left behind her phone. She reportedly never showed up for work.

Family members told investigators that Sheats suffered from depression. Her sister said that Sheats made possible suicidal comments the night before she disappeared.


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ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) — Family members of a missing Atlanta woman are asking for local help looking for her vehicle in the hopes that it might be spotted and bring them closer to finding their loved one.

Investigators say 26-year-old Savannah Sheats was last seen by her sister around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at their home on the 100 block of Verlaine Place NW north of downtown Atlanta. Surveillance footage from the complex she lives in shows her leaving just before 5:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Sheats’ sister reported her missing Wednesday morning around 10 a.m., and told investigators that her sister’s car, car title, and birth certificate were missing, but that she left her phone behind. It was also determined that Savannah Sheats never showed up for work.

Sheats is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 100 pounds with blonde hair and brown eyes. She may be traveling in a 2015 white Hyundai Sonata with Georgia license plate number RAX9697. Her direction of travel is unknown. Family members say that she suffers from depression.

Sheats has ties to the Augusta area.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Savannah Sheats, you’re asked to contact the Atlanta Police Department at (404) 546-4235.