GBI enters investigation into Fort Gaines double murder

FORT GAINES, Ga. — Fort Gaines Police Chief requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to assist with a murder investigation in Clay County.

According to a release from the GBI, around 1 a.m. Thursday officers were dispatched to the 200 block of College Street in reference to a shooting.

When responding officers arrived on scene they found both 29-year-old Charlie Smith and Manuelito Jackson dead at the home. Jackson’s age is unknown.

Autopsies will be performed at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon.


Law enforcement asks anyone with information to contact the GBI office in Sylvester at 229-777-2080,, or the Fort Gaines Police Department at 229-768-2632.


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