Body of missing Blakely man recovered

Body of missing Blakely man recovered

Early County native 54-year-old Thomas Entrekin was reported missing on January 29th. Fulton County Police say that his body has been found, not far from the Atlanta Braves stadium, Thursday. They positively identified the body as Entrekin, and an autopsy is scheduled.

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - A couple of weeks ago, police in Conyers discovered his truck was used in a home invasion.

Investigators say Entrekin lived by himself. His home belonged to his parents, and he was remodeling it when he disappeared. 

The two suspects in the home invasion, Demitric Lawson and Darrian McDaniel, and one juvenile are in custody after leading police in Conyers on a chase.

"They had some people in custody in reference to the incident, and some other burglaries but Mr. Entrekin was not one of the people taken into custody," said Early County Investigator Michael Rogerson.

Officials say they aren't sure if Entrekin knew the suspects or if they stole his truck.

"They are trying to figure out what was the connection between him and the suspects that were arrested," Rogerson said.

They don't believe he sold his truck.

Now they are hoping to find a link between the suspects and Entrekin, and ask anyone with information to come forward.

The GBI Issued this release Friday-

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) agents and Conyers Police Department investigators discovered the body of a deceased male on 994 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, Georgia.

On Monday, February 28, 2016, the Conyers Police Department requested the GBI to assist in an investigation of missing person Thomas Entrekin, age 55.  Entrekin was reported missing on January 29, 2016 from Early County, Georgia.

On February 8, 2016, the Conyers Police Department arrested three individuals identified as Darrian McDaniel, age 26, Demitric Lawson, age 19, and a juvenile male in Entrekin's vehicle during a home invasion investigation.  The Conyers Police Department and the GBI have been investigating what, if any, connection this may or may not have with Entrekin's disappearance.

The body of the deceased male was taken to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy and identification.

Early County Sheriff's Office, East Point Police Department, and Atlanta Police provided assistance in this investigation.  This investigation remains active and ongoing.

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