Who are the women accused of hiding Leo Scott? - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Who are the women accused of hiding Leo Scott?

Kimberly Gosa (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office) Kimberly Gosa (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office)
Rachael Banks (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office) Rachael Banks (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The two women arrested for harboring the city's most wanted fugitive are already out of jail.

Rachael Banks, 22, and Kimberly Gosa, 24, were accused of hiding Leo Scott, the man police believe murdered the mother of his own son.

The women are very good friends with their photos posted all over Gosa's Facebook page.

People who went to middle and high school with the two told News Leader 9 they were good girls who came from good families.

Gosa has a daughter seen in pictures on Facebook with both of the women.

The seemingly normal life of Gosa and Banks came to a crashing halt when Columbus Police knocked on the door Thursday morning trying to serve a warrant for murder.  

Officials ushered the women out of Gosa's Lemon Tree Apartment.  Next thing they heard was a single gunshot.  Leo Scott, the man wanted in the South Carolina killing of his child's mother, had taken his own life in the upstairs bedroom.

Police say the women were hiding Scott, the most wanted criminal in the city.

They also found marijuana, a digital scale and grinder most often used for drugs.  Neighbors tell News Leader 9 they suspected drug dealing was going on inside the apartment, but they never saw Scott.

Police are not saying how the two women knew Scott, but what they do know is that he spent at least one night at Gosa's apartment off 54th Street.

Now that Scoot is dead and the women will make their way through the court system, two young children now have very different futures ahead of them.

Scott was wanted for killing Columbus native Valencia Compton, the mother of their child. When he took his own life, he left their three year old son an orphan.

Gosa's daughter was not in the home when all of this happened, but may also be living without a mother if Gosa is convicted and sent away to prison.

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