Body of Bartow County Woman discovered at Acworth Construction Site

October 17th, 2022 – 5:17 PM

Press Release –

On October 14, 2022, at approximately 10:00 am, Acworth Police responded to 4920 Ivey Road, Acworth, GA in reference to a welfare check. Officers met with the caller and confirmed what appeared to be a deceased body.  Officers found the body of 40-year-old Amanda Sharpe of Bartow County.

It was determined the death of Amanda Sharpe occurred at 3027 N Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw and the body had been moved to the Ivey Road location or Ajax Construction site.

On October 15, 2022, Kennesaw Police Department took over the investigation and secured an arrest warrant for twenty-seven-year-old, Jake Stephen Schell.   Schell was charged with Concealing the Death of another, Tampering with Evidence, Financial Transaction Card Theft (x4), and multiple drug charges.

Schell was placed under arrest by detectives and is being held at Cobb County Adult Detention Center, without bond.  

The cause of death is undetermined, pending the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office investigation. This is an active investigation. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Detective Amica at 770-429-4533.

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