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Arrest made in Coffee Co. double homicide

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Natosha N. Stiles and Angela Mechell Ortega Natosha N. Stiles and Angela Mechell Ortega
Shieme Kewan Brockington Shieme Kewan Brockington
Keigan Antonio Jones Keigan Antonio Jones

The GBI, Douglas Police Department, and Coffee County Sheriff's office spent the last week and a half trying to figure out what happened to Angela Ortega and Natosha Stiles. 

"The case started in the city," said Douglas Police Chief Gary Casteloes We had a report of a burning vehicle which later was discovered to belong to one of the victims in the double homicide."

The arson case then also turned into a missing persons case. Then, the bodies of the two women were found near a farm pond outside of Douglas around 3:30 PM on February 11th, hours after the car fire.

"An autopsy later revealed that both women died as a result of a homicide through gunshot wounds," said GBI special agent Russel Mansfield.

Today, 18-year old Shieme Kewan Brockington was arrested for the murders. Investigators also arrested 17-year old Keigan Antonio Jones, though he is not charged with murder.  The three agencies worked together to try to solve these murders quickly.

"We made one big team," said Coffee County Sheriff Jerry Pope. "We would meet at the GBI office and send out different teams. One man from each department with a team. There would be three or four teams at a time."

Authorities say they do not yet have a concrete motive behind the killings. 

"We have reasons to believe different motives," said Mansfield. "But, we do not know of an exact motive and that is something that we are not prepared to release at this time."

The investigation is still on-going and law enforcement says they still need help from citizens to gather more details.

 

News release from the GBI

 DouglasThe Coffee County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation have arrested Shieme Kewan Brockington, 18 years of age, of Douglas, Georgia, for the murder of Natosha N. Stiles, 20 years of age, and Angela Mechell Ortega, 24 years of age.

On this date, the GBI obtained warrants on Brockington for 2 counts of Malice murder, 2 counts of Kidnapping, 1 count of Arson 11st degree, and 1 count of Motor Vehicle hijacking. Brockington was taken into custody on Friday, February 17, 2012 on a probation warrant by GBI Agents, Coffee County Sheriff Deputies and Douglas Police Officers at a residence in Douglas, Georgia.

Keigan Antonio Jones, 17 years of age, was also arrested on this date in connection with the investigation and charged with 1 count of Theft by receiving stolen property and 1 count of Arson 11st degree.

On Saturday, February 11, 2012, at around 5:30 am, the Douglas Police Department responded to a vehicle fire at East Bryan Circle in Douglas, GA. The vehicle belonged to Angela Ortega and family members advised they had not seen her since the prior evening when she was last seen with Natosha Stiles.

At approximately 3:30 pm on February 11, the bodies of 2 females were found in a farm pond off of Rexford Batten Road by individuals who were walking down the road.  Coffee County Sheriff Jerry Pope then requested the GBI Douglas office to assist in the investigation.

The victims were later identified as Natosha Stiles and Angela Ortega and autopsy results revealed the manner of death as homicide resulting from gunshot wounds.

The arrest of Brockington was the result of the tireless efforts of the Coffee County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Douglas Police Department.

The investigation is still on-going and additional arrests are expected therefore no other details will be released at this time.

If anyone has information pertaining to the investigation, please contact the Coffee County Sheriff's Office at 912-384-4227, GBI Douglas Office at 912-389-4103, or the Douglas Police Department at 912-384-2222.

 

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