GBI investigating death in Tattnall Co.

Updated: Jan. 30, 2021 at 12:27 PM EST
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TATTNALL COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is investigating a death in Tattnall County.

The Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the GBI with a death investigation.

According to GBI Special Agent in Charge John Durden, around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, a man responded to his father’s house on Pinewood Lane after being notified by the alarm company.

“The family member showed up at the house and discovered Mr. Kicklighter, and they called police,” said Durden. “Then the Sheriff’s Office made a request to the GBI.”

Investigators said 88-year-old Bobby Kicklighter was found dead in his home with gunshot wounds.

“It looks like a genuine home invasion, where somebody entered somebody’s house, an elderly person at that, and just killed him,” said Durden.

The investigation is still ongoing, but the GBI believes foul play was involved.

“We don’t have any concrete leads right now,” said Durden. “This could be a random act. This could be a targeted act. All the options are on the table.”

The GBI is asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone with information can call the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office at 912-557-6778, the Glennville Police Department at 912-654-2103, or the GBI at 912-871-1121.

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