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Investigators not saying what killed Midway woman
Suspect denied bond by magistrate
Randall Futch
Randall Futch was on surveillance video from a Bryan County service station about the time of a call that lead authorities to discover the body of Dana Zeigler near Midway. - photo by Photo provided.

Bond was denied to Randall Futch, the man accused of killing Dana Zeigler, at their Midway home last week, Tuesday morning.
During a bond hearing at the Liberty County Jail, Deputy Magistrate Angela Rogers denied bond on the murder and theft by taking charges that Futch faces.

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Randall Futch, 32, has been charged with the slaying of Dana Zeigler, 54, sometime between Thursday night and Friday evening.
Futch has also been charged with theft by taking for allegedly taking Zeigler's 2003 Buick Century.
Zeigler's body was discovered Friday night when a man called authorities from a Bryan County service station, reporting an unresponsive woman at 3104 lot 8 on Luke Road, just outside of Midway.
According to an incident report filed by Liberty County Deputy Sheriff Matthew McKnight, he and Randy Knox went to the residence and saw Zeigler lying face down in her bedroom. The deputies backed out of the residence and called for a detective.
A report filed Thursday said deputies were dispatched to the home because of a dispute. Zeigler had told the officers that Futch, who was a roommate, had been acting crazy and saying things to scare her. Futch was not at the residence when the deputies were there.
The deputies told Zeigler to call 911 if other issues arose and instructed on how to get a protective order.
Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jon Long said there was no evidence of domestic abuse and Futch had not committed any crimes by arguing with Zeigler.
The sheriff’s office is not commenting on when Zeigler may have been killed, nor how she died.
The 911 caller Friday about the unresponsive woman did not identify himself. It was about 7 p.m. and surveillance video at the Bryan County service station at that time allegedly shows Futch along with Zeigler's vehicle.
After the deputies called in detectives, Zeigler's home became a crime scene as LCSO and Georgia Bureau of Investigation investigators hunted for clues and took photos. GBI Special Agent in Charge Cathy Sapp said her officers were called in to provide forensic support.
An alert was issued for Futch, saying he was considered violent. He eluded police until Sunday afternoon when he was arrested by law enforcement officers in Bulloch County at an address he was known to frequent, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.
"He was arrested without incident and found driving Zeigler's vehicle at the time of his arrest,” the sheriff said.
Futch is expected to appear before a magistrate Tuesday morning.
Zeigler's body was taken to the GBI crime lab in Savannah Monday where an autopsy was conducted. The results have not been released.
Zeigler reportedly has two adult children who live in Effingham County.

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