CLEVELAND – This afternoon, agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Cleveland office located the 1996 white Chevrolet Astro van which had belonged to Gary Michael Hilton.  As a result of recent media reports, agents received a tip from a man who had seen a flat-bed tow truck remove the vehicle from the area the van was last seen in White County.  Agents contacted the tow truck owner who told them he had taken the vehicle to a scrap metal yard in Habersham County.

Agents recovered the vehicle from the scrap metal yard and transported it to the GBI’s Regional Investigative Office in Cleveland where it will be processed for evidence next week.  The van had been stripped and is in very bad condition.   

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Contact Information:

John Bankhead - 404-270-8330