December 5, 2023


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GBI investigates deadly house invasion in Glennville

GLENNVILLE, Ga. (WSAV) – The Ga Bureau of Investigation has been termed in to enable examine the death of an 88-year-previous gentleman in Glennville.

According to GBI Special Agent in Demand John Durden, Bobby Kicklighter was uncovered lifeless in his household on Pinewood Lane all over 12:30 a.m. Saturday. A spouse and children member created the discovery right after getting a notification from Kicklighter’s residence security technique.

Durden said it seems Kicklighter was shot lifeless, but there is no crystal clear motive at this time.

“This is a dwelling invasion, one of the most severe crimes you can have,” mentioned Durden, introducing, “It appears like a genuine home invasion, where anyone entered somebody’s home — an aged particular person at that — and just killed them. And so it necessitates all the sources we can deliver at this time.”

The spouse and children member said they checked in with Kicklighter on Friday. The 88-year-old lived by yourself following the death of his wife, Betty, previous year.

“Mr. Kicklighter was a sort and beloved good friend to all who realized him. He loved and served his country, his family, his church, and his community,” reads a write-up from the Glennville-Tattnall Museum the place Kicklighter served on the Board of Trustees. “Today has been just one of the most tragic and heartbreaking times in Glennville’s historical past.”

Durden explained the GBI is even now incredibly early on in the investigation.

“It might establish today and tomorrow,” he extra. “But ideal now, we just have to have the public’s assistance with any data they can supply.”

Any one with info is urged to get in touch with the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Workplace at 912-557-6778, the Glennville Police Section at 912-654-2103, or the GBI at 912-871-1121.

Suggestions can also be submitted by contacting 1-800-597-Strategies (8477), on the GBI web site or by downloading the See A thing, Send Something cell application.

Durden claimed an autopsy will be performed by Monday at the latest.