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Lowery in local custody
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Christopher Todd Lowery

A Guyton man wanted for murder in the death of a Rincon woman is back in Effingham County custody.

Rincon Police detectives returned early Tuesday morning with Christopher Todd Lowery, 45, after extradition procedures from Ohio were carried out.
Lowery is being charged with felony murder, malice murder, theft by taking (automobile), two counts of financial card transaction, two counts of financial transaction card fraud, identity theft and possession of a knife or firearm during the commission of a crime.

Lowery is being charged with murder in the death of Linda Shaffer, 60, of Rincon. Shaffer’s body was found in the kitchen of her Rahn Street home May 28 by Rincon Police officers. Friends had not heard from her for several days and asked the police to check on Shaffer.

Police also discovered Shaffer’s car, a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, was missing and put out an alert for the car and for Lowery.

Lowery was tracked to a motel in Parkersburg, W.Va., where he has family, but Lowery checked out just before U.S. Marshals arrived to arrest him.

Lowery eventually was apprehended June 1 in a Marietta, Ohio, motel by U.S. Marshals and Marietta police.