McRae-Helena, GA – On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Westly Jacob Moore, age 27, of Vidalia, was arrested in Albany, Georgia for felony murder and aggravated assault for the death of John Cory Godsey, age 33, of Milan. 

On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Eastman Office was requested by the Telfair County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a death investigation.  John Corey Godsey was discovered dead on Milan-Helena Road in rural Telfair County on this day.

An autopsy was conducted at the GBI Crime Lab in Savannah, Georgia.  It was determined that Godsey died of multiple gunshot wounds. 

If anyone has information regarding this investigation, please contact the GBI Eastman office at 478-374-6988 or Telfair County Sheriff’s Office at 229-868-6621. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.


Special Agent in Charge Lindsey Wilkes


Special Agent in Charge Jerry Jones