UPDATE: On Thursday, January 9, 2020, the GBI secured arrest warrants for the following individuals:

Jason Anderson, 39, Felony False Statements

Justin Anderson, 35, Felony Tampering With Evidence, Felony False Statements

Daniel Anderson, 31, Misdemeanor Reckless Conduct 

Jason, Justin, and Daniel Anderson turned themselves in to the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office without incident.

The cause of death in this case is still pending final determination.

Ambrose, GA (January 1, 2020) – On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office received a request from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a death investigation.

At approximately 12:50 a.m., Coffee County 911 received a call regarding a possible deceased male, later identified as Van Brown, 39, at 1200 Woodrow Harper Road, Ambrose, GA. Brown had been in an altercation and sustained injuries which were believed to have caused his death. Brown will be transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Macon where an autopsy will be performed and a final cause of death determined.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 384-4227 or the GBI Region 4 office at (912) 389-4103.


ASAC Jason Seacrist