Newton County Homicide

March 31, 2008

Information Sought in Newton County Homicide

COVINGTON – The Newton County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are seeking information from the public on a homicide that occurred Sunday in NewtonCounty.

The body of 28-year-old Gary Lamar Jones was discovered late Sunday night by his mother at their residence at 65 Benedict Drive in Covington.  The last known contact with Mr. Jones was around 1:30pm on Sunday.

While the manner of death is obviously homicide, an autopsy is being conducted this morning at the GBI crime lab to determine the exact cause of death.  Due to the investigative value, the results of the autopsy will not be released.

Anyone with any formation on this incident or on Mr. Jones is asked to call the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at 678-625-1429 or the GBI Tip Line at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477).  All calls will be kept confidential.

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Contact Information: 
John Bankhead - 404-270-8330