Press Releases

Keith Ratliff Homicide Investigation

January 11, 2013

An investigation continues into the murder of Keith Ratliff.  Ratliff, a resident of Carnesville, Georgia, was found shot to death at his business on Hayes Road on January 3, 2013.  Ratliff lived at his place of business and his body was discovered in

5 Inmates Charged with Armed Robbery and Murder

August 13, 2012

Jackson, GA - The GBI has charged 5 inmates at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in  Jackson, Georgia with the armed robbery and murder of fellow inmate, Laderick Cornellius Chappel, 33, Albany, Ga.

Crawford Man Charged With Murder of Missing Person

May 1, 2012

Perry, GA—Yesterday, GBI agents from the Perry Regional Office and Crawford County Sheriff’s Investigators, assisted by the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, charged 48 year-old Crawford County resident Jeffrey Averett with the murder

Human Remains Found in Crawford County

April 22, 2012

Perry, GA—On Saturday, April 21, 2012, a park ranger patrolling Camp Benjamin Hawkins Boy Scout reservation in Crawford County discovered the decomposed body of a white male wrapped in bed linens.