UPDATE: Arrest made in Franklin, Georgia Homicide

October 1, 2015

Franklin, GA – On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, the GBI’s Columbus Regional Office was requested by the Heard County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the investigation of a partially decomposed body located in a wooded area near US Highway 27 and Edwards Road.  The body was found by hunters in the area who reported the discovery to the Heard County Sheriff’s Office.

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, the body was identified as a missing Huntsville, Alabama man, 38 year old Antonio “Tony” Moore.  Moore, a retired Navy veteran, was reported missing by his family to Huntsville authorities on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The GBI Medical Examiner’s office used medical records to identify Mr. Moore and revealed that he died from a gunshot wound.

The GBI and the Heard County Sheriff’s Office have been actively working the investigation and have charged 29 year old Dimitri Merci Jackson with Mr. Moore’s murder.  The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information pertaining to the murder should contact the Heard County Sheriff’s Office at 706-675-3329 or the GBI Columbus Regional Office at 706-565-7888.

Contact Information: 
Fredrick J. Wimberly (706) 565-7888