Names released in Americus murder, kidnapping rape case

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AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Officials released the names of the victims in a murder, kidnapping and rape case.

In a release, the GBI said identified the victims as Cliff Jones, 28, and Vanessa Charles, 26.

Authorities said that Jones was killed around 1:05 Thursday afternoon in the 900 block of Ridge Street.

Charles was kidnapped and discovered alive in Lee County.

Timothy Antwan Myrick was arrested as a suspect.

Police Chief Mark Scott asked for the community's help finding Myrick who was, at the time, a person of interest.

Myrick is also being charged with cruelty to children.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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