2 Missing Ga. Firefighters Who'd Been High School Sweethearts Are Found Dead Days After Woman Keyed Man's Car

Two Georgia firefighters who used to be high school sweethearts were found dead in Tennessee on Sunday

Published Time: 01.07.2024 - 18:31:13 Modified Time: 01.07.2024 - 18:31:13

Two Georgia firefighters who used to be high school sweethearts were found dead in Tennessee on Sunday.

Hinesville Police in Georgia said in a statement Sunday the firefighters, Reagan Anderson and Chandler Kuhbander, were found dead in Cocke County, Tenn., just east of Gatlinburg. Officials said their bodies were recovered along with Anderson’s car, which police said they had been looking for since it was last spotted at a local gym last week.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the Anderson and Kuhbander families during this incredibly difficult time,” the Hinesville Police Department said.

Anderson and Kuhbander had dated for seven years, since they were in high school, Kuhbander’s parents told local WJCL last week."I'm so scared," Jane Kuhbander, Chandler’s mother, told the outlet amid the search for her son and his girlfriend. "I just want them home."

Kuhbander’s mother told WJCL that she last spoke to her son last Monday morning when he told her that Anderson had been continuously calling him and threatening herself.

"He was telling me she was blowing up his phone, and he said that she had threatened that she was going to commit suicide," Kuhbander’s mother told the outlet. "And, it's not the first time that she's done it."

Two days prior, on Saturday June 22, Anderson was reportedly arrested after allegedly key -

ing Kuhbander’s car while he was on a date with another woman. Kuhbander’s mother told WJCL that Anderson posted bond after being charged with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. 

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Anderson was last seen Monday morning, June 24, when she and Kuhbander were spotted by security cameras in her car together in the parking lot outside his gym. Kuhbander’s parents told WJCL they reviewed the security footage."At 11:40 my son walks out of the building and he looks very comfortable, like he just had his workout," said Kuhbander's mother. "He doesn’t look rushed as he walks through the parking lot. After that, we don’t see him again.”

Kuhbander’s mother added: “You don’t want to be in this position. And when you see it on television, I can see how they feel. Then it hits you, like, I am that person. I do feel that way. This is terrifying and you have no answers.”

Hinesville Police said that investigators in Tennessee are reviewing the crime scene and that “details pertaining to the discovery of their bodies, vehicle and events leading to their deaths are not available at this time.”

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