Toccoa, GA (March 5, 2020) – This month marks the nine year anniversary of the murder of Robert Lee Simmons, Jr. The GBI is seeking the public’s assistance with any information about Simmons’ last days and his murder. Simmons, 46, was found dead at his home at the Glendale Apartments on Norman Drive on March 1, 2011 by a family member. The Toccoa Police Department responded to the scene after receiving a 911 call. Simmons’ death was determined to be a homicide. 

This case has remained active for the past nine years and both the GBI and Toccoa Police Department continue to work to solve this case. Recently, investigators have received new promising leads in this investigation and are asking for help from those who knew Simmons. Even the smallest detail may help police with this investigation.

Both law enforcement and Robert Simmons’ family and friends implore anyone with information to contact the GBI or Toccoa Police Department. GBI Special Agent Shilo Crane is the case agent and may be reached at 706-348-4866. Tips can also be made on the GBI Tipline at 800-597-8477 or online submissions may be made on the GBI website: The Toccoa Police Department may be contacted at 706-282-3244

Contact Special Agent in Charge

Kim Williams