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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – People in an East Albany neighborhood worry a killer may be walking their streets. One of their neighbors was murdered four months ago, and the case has gone cold.

Dougherty County Police say they aren't giving up on the perplexing case.

Willie Haggines' body was found floating in the Flint River September 16th. Since then Dougherty County Police have been following a number of leads, but are now asking you for information that could lead to his killer.

Two fishermen found 52-year-old Willie Haggines body in the Flint River about 4PM September 16th, about one eighth mile south of the old Radium Country Club. After months of searching the river banks and talking to people in Haggines' East Albany neighborhood, investigators say they are no closer to finding Haggines' killer.

"The few leads that we did get in this case we exhausted," said Dougherty County Police Captain Jimmy Sexton.

An autopsy showed that Haggines was stabbed and cut, and was in the River for at least one day, but little else. It could not even determine if Haggines was dead when thrown into the River.

"We don't know that," Sexton said. "We don't have a crime scene, we don't know where it occurred. If it occurred near the River or if it occurred some other location and he was transported to the River. We just don't know."

Police say they continue to work on this murder investigation daily, and are not giving up.

"It does concern us. Mr. Haggines was a quiet, unassuming guy, who was far as we can determine never bothered anybody. And he certainly didn't deserve to die that way."

Investigators are asking the community to give them information, to make sure his killer is not sill on their streets.

Mobile Avenue where Haggines lived is well known for gang activity, but Investigators say they have no evidence to suggest that gang activity was involved in his murder.

If you have any information about Willie Haggines death, call Dougherty County Police at 229-430-6600 or CRIME STOPPERS at 229-436-TIPS.

You could be eligible for a reward.

 

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