GBI investigates Moultrie homicide

Moultrie Homicide Investigation

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - A person was found dead on Wednesday in the 600 block of 1st Avenue Northwest in Moultrie.

The GBI responded around 10 a.m. to investigate.

The death was ruled not natural and the GBI is not releasing the cause of death at this time.

The victim was originally found by a family member who was doing a wellness check and is believed to have died within the last 24 hours.

The body will be sent to the GBI office in Macon for an autopsy and the GBI is currently talking to witnesses, said Agent Jamy Steinberg.

Community members said their neighborhood has not been safe for a long time.

"All they wanna do is break in folks house, rob folks, take what they got, what people done worked hard for all they life,” said neighbor Regina Walker.

Several neighbors spoke out with passion, saying a change needs to happen in the area, starting with the youth.

“Moultrie is just corrupted, period, and it’s everywhere, but the young generation here is just all corrupted," said Walker.

Walker has lived in Moultrie for most of her life and said she sees a change in the youth of today versus when she was a kid.

“Ain’t no church, ain’t no school, half of them don’t go to school, parents don’t make them go to school,” said Walker.

Walker said this homicide should be a wake-up call to do better as a community, especially those with families.

“You’ve got to raise kids up in the house with respect, ‘yes ma’am, no ma’am,’ but they is not doing that no more,” said Walker.

All in all, community members explained that they are depending on the youth to stand up and make a difference to prevent senseless acts from destroying their community.

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