19-year-old woman found after alleged kidnapping from Georgia Waffle House parking lot, deputies say

Georgia deputies have located a 19-year-old woman who they believe was kidnapped outside a Waffle House.

On Saturday, March 11, deputies said Rhodes had been located but the search for Walker continues.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said Zkyla Avonce Rhodes was last seen with 59-year-old Willie Walker in the restaurant’s parking lot off 2057 Gordon Highway in Augusta around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

WJBF-TV in Augusta reported a witness saw Walker grab Rhodes and drag her into his car. The witness also said Walker pointed a gun at them.


Walker was last seen driving a dark Chevrolet Malibu or Chevrolet Cruz.

This is not the first kidnapping that the 59-year-old has been connected to. Walker was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting another woman in 2022, WJBF reported.

Anyone with information on the location of Walker is urged to contact Investigator Tyler Steerman or any violent crimes investigator at 706-821-1427 or 706-821-1080.

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