According to Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Special Agent in Charge Todd Lowery, Ricky Lamar Jones (age 53), of a Sweet Home Church Road, Milan address, has been arrested and will be charged with murder and concealing a death.
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office contacted the GBI about the possible murder of William Marcus Walters (possible age 49), who was Jones’ brother in law, earlier this week. Authorities believe Walters was shot and killed in the vicinity of the Jones’ property in approximately 1998.
Authorities have searched parts of the property and have found bones, but they believe those bones to be those of a dog. The bones have been sent to the state crime lab for analysis.
Walters’ last known address was in California. He was the brother of Jones’ wife. Authorities are in the process of trying to find Walters’ family members in California for questioning about Walters. It is believed that Walters was a drifter.
Lowery said the GBI and Dodge County Sheriff's Office are working closely together on the case.