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Woman charged with lying about Justin Gaines case
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WALTON COUNTY, Ga. – Authorities say a woman lied to investigators about the case of a teen missing for eight years.

Walton County’s assistant district attorney confirmed that Thelma Ruth Ballew was indicted on a charge of making a false statement.

Ballew allegedly lied to a captain in the Walton County Sheriff's office when she told them she was there when someone disposed Gaines' body.

Authorities launched a massive search this summer for Gaines' body based in part on her statements.

Gaines vanished eight years ago after a night out in Duluth.

No one has been charged in the case.

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