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Pembroke man charged in Dec. death
58-year-old accused of killing wife
pembroke murder suspect
Douglas Meyer, 58, Buchan Road, Pembroke, has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife, Shirley Meyer, 55, in December. - photo by Photo provided.

A man suspected in the strangulation death of his wife in Dec. is behind bars, charged Wednesday with murder.

Shirley Meyer, 55, was found dead Dec. 8 around 1:30 p.m. in the couple’s Buchan Road home, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson, Accused of her death is Douglas Meyer, 58, Buchan Road, Pembroke,

While Meyers has a Pembroke mailing address, the home is in Bulloch County.

When sheriff’s investigators processed the scene, “Certain circumstances concerning the discovery of the victim raised concerns to Inv. Dusty Williams,” Anderson said. “The deceased was sent to (the Georgia Bureau of Investigation) Coastal Crime Lab for an autopsy.”

The autopsy revealed that Shirley Meyer was strangled to death. Investigators developed further information as the case progressed and obtained an arrest warrant Wednesday, he said.

Meyer was taken into custody and transported to the Bulloch County Jail, where he is held without bond and awaits further judicial action, he said.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Williams at 912-764-1703 or submit an anonymous tip to

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