Help needed in river death case - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Help needed in river death case

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Still no charges in the murder of a man found floating in the Flint River and tonight Dougherty County Police worry that this case will go unsolved without your help.

Fifty-two year old Willie Haggines was found floating in the Flint, South of Radium Golf Course, ten days ago. He had been slashed and stabbed and thrown into the water. Investigators say they've struggled to find a reason why anyone would kill Haggines and without a crime scene, their case has hit a dead end.

"We have no crime scene, no witnesses, and we have no physical evidence, and it's extremely difficult. The general rule of thumb is the longer you go after a homicide after it takes place the more difficult they are," said Dougherty County Police Chief Don Cheek.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything about Haggines death even if they think it's minor, to contact Dougherty County or Albany Police. They can also make an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers at 436-TIPS. Haggines suffered multiple stab and slash wounds.


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Man in FLA hospital after I-75 chase, wreck

    Man in FLA hospital after I-75 chase, wreck

    Monday, March 27 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:09:27 GMT
    (Source: SPUI-Public-domain-Wikimedia-Commons)(Source: SPUI-Public-domain-Wikimedia-Commons)

    Last Thursday, in the pre-dawn hours, a man led police on a high-speed chase that resulted in a wreck that left him with critical injuries. 

    More >>

    Last Thursday, in the pre-dawn hours, a man led police on a high-speed chase that resulted in a wreck that left him with critical injuries. 

    More >>
  • Will FEMA extend Monday's registration deadline?

    Will FEMA extend Monday's registration deadline?

    Monday, March 27 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-03-27 16:16:41 GMT

    With less than 7 hours to go before the last FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in South Georgia closes permanently, and the deadline to register with FEMA expires, the staff is seeing a steady flow of people seeking help.  

    More >>

    With less than 7 hours to go before the last FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in South Georgia closes permanently, and the deadline to register with FEMA expires, the staff is seeing a steady flow of people seeking help.  

    More >>
  • Thomas schools increase security after social 'threat'

    Thomas schools increase security after social 'threat'

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-03-27 15:51:54 GMT
    (WALB image)(WALB image)

    The Thomas County School Messenger says that the system beefed up school security today, after a social media threat, that it deemed 'vague and not credible." 

    More >>

    The Thomas County School Messenger says that the system beefed up school security today, after a social media threat, that it deemed 'vague and not credible." 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly