East Georgia murder victim's wife found shot to death in Columbus

Police are investigating after an east Georgia woman was found shot to death at the Chevron gas station on Beaver Run Road.

Brenda Dent and her boyfriend, Bernard Lamountain, were in Columbus on Thursday to take a polygraph test at the GBI crime lab in relation to the murder of her husband, Fermer "Butch" Dent, over the weekend.  His body was found Sunday in Wilkes County.

Columbus Police tell FOX 54 they believe Mrs. Dent, who had been named as a person of interest in her husband's death, committed suicide.  The GBI near Augusta is not confirming at this time whether or not Mrs. Dent's gunshot was self-inflicted.  The GBI has since spoken to the boyfriend about exactly what happened.

Butch Dent's murder is still under investigation.

FOX 54 will continue following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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