TIGER - Rabun County officials and the GBI are continuing their investigation of who built and planted an explosive device found Friday afternoon north of Tiger.
According to Sheriff Frank Andrews, Rabun County Chief Deputy John Crane and Rabun County's explosive detection K-9 Pinda responded between 2 and 2:30 p.m. to a 9-1-1 report of a suspicious package on Old Highway 441 South, just north of the Tiger city limits.
Upon Crane's arrival, he observed an item consistent with a homemade explosive device. That item was located in the yard of an 82-year-old woman. The woman's son dialed 9-1-1 after discovering the package.
The K-9 Pinda alerted, indicating explosive components within the package, Andrews said.
Rabun County requested the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Bomb Detection Unit, who successfully disarmed the device and collected the remains as evidence, Andrews said.
Late Sunday night, Rabun County Chief Investigator Gerald Johnson said investigators are exploring persons of interest in the case, but had not yet made an arrest. The case remains under investigation.