Police investigate death of woman in Paulding County home

DALLAS — Paulding County Detectives are conducting a death investigation into the death of 66-year-old Patricia Seabolt.

Deputies with the Uniform Patrol Division responded to a home on Colbert Road in Dallas in reference a welfare check on Oct. 11. Seabolt’s friends and family had not been able to speak with her for several days and indicated that she would not answer her phone.

Once Deputies were provided with a key to the home in order to check on Seabolt’s wellbeing, they found her dead inside the residence.

Deputies immediately contacted Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division as well as the Paulding County Coroner’s Office. Based on what was observed at the scene, it was obvious to detectives and the deputy coroner that Seabolt had been dead for some time.

The homeowner, identified as 39-year-old Brian Justin Barden, arrived on scene later that day and was interviewed by detectives. According to their investigation, Seabolt rented a room from Barden at the home. As a result of their interview and the subsequent investigation, detectives arrested Barden and charged him with the following charges:

-Concealing the Death of Another (F)
-VGCSA Possession of Methamphetamine (F)

Seabolt’s body has been transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Atlanta where an autopsy will be conducted.

More charges could possibly be pending once the manner and cause of death is determined by forensic pathologists.

Barden is being housed in the Paulding County Jail and currently has a $5,700 bond.

Detectives are encouraging anyone who has any information about this case to please call the Criminal Investigations Tip Line at (770) 443-3047 or download the free Paulding Sheriff mobile app and send in a tip.

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