A 21-year-old Savannah college student was shot to death in her car outside her southside apartment complex Monday evening.
Savannah-Chatham police investigators Tuesday identified the victim of the city’s first reported murder in 2013 as Rebecca Lorraine Foley, said police spokesman Julian Miller.
Foley, a student at Savannah State University, was inside her Volkswagen Beetle near her residence at Colonial Village at Marsh Cove off White Bluff Road when she was fatally shot about 7 p.m., Miller said. He indicated Monday evening officers had found her on the ground outside the vehicle but they were uncertain how she got there.
Police released no other information, but Miller said violent crimes detectives Tuesday were continuing to investigate the shooting and were working to identify anyone who may have been in the area when it occurred.
Foley had moved to Savannah from Summerville to attend college, said Mitchell Bush, her employer for nearly two years at the Bush Insurance Agency.
Bush described her as a happy person who was trying to find her life’s calling.
“She was a sweet, lovely child,” Bush said. “She had a gorgeous smile that you’ll never forget. She was just a very bright, hard working, focused person who got along with everyone.
“I’ve never known her to have any problems, you know. Why someone would take her life is just beyond comprehension.”
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