Colquitt County Fire/Death Investigation

May 19, 2016

Moultrie, Georgia – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is assisting the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office with a house fire/death investigation that occurred Sunday morning on May 15, 2016.  The State Fire Marshal’s Office is involved in the investigation as well. 

On Wednesday May 18, 2016 the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Jeffrey Alan Peacock, age 25, for the murders of Jonathon Edwards, age 21; Alicia Norman, age 20; Reid Williams, age 21; Jones Pidcock, age 21; and Jordan Croft, age 22 and arson.  The victims were shot inside of their residence by Peacock, who set fire to the house in an attempt to conceal the crimes.

The investigation began when the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office requested GBI assistance in the investigation of a residential fire at 505 Rossman Dairy Road, Moultrie, Colquitt County, Georgia on Sunday May 15, 2016. It was discovered that the bodies of five victims were located inside the home. The bodies were transported to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Macon, Georgia for an autopsy examination.  The initial autopsy findings indicated that all five victims suffered from gunshot wounds.  The State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and agents from three neighboring GBI regional offices assisted with the extensive crime scene and investigation that is still underway.  Also assisting is the Funston Fire Department, Moultrie Fire Department, Bay Fire Department and Northside Fire Department.  

During the course of the investigation, Peacock was identified as a suspect.  He is a Colquitt County resident and was known to the victims.  The motive for the murders is unknown at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.  Peacock was arrested without incident and booked into the Colquitt County jail, where he remains in custody.

Investigators and agents met with family members concerning the status of the investigation and the families have requested privacy from inquiries at this time.

Investigators are still interviewing witnesses and processing evidence.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office at 229- 616-7460 or the GBI office in Thomasville at 229-225-4090.

 

Contact Information: 
Jamy Steinberg - 229-225-4090