SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. (NBC News) — Authorities in Georgia believe they have solved a murder case 34 years later.
On October 9, 1983, Timothy Coggins was found off of Manley Road in Sunnyside — his body brutally murdered and abandoned on a power line.
The case remained unsolved until March when new evidence came to light that made investigators reopen the case and led to several arrests.
The Spalding County Sheriff says 59-year-old Frankie Gebhardt and 58-year-old Bill Moore, Sr. were arrested and charged with murder.
Former Milner Police officer Lamar Bunn, his mother Sandra Bunn and former Spalding County officer Gregory Huffman were arrested and charged with obstruction.
Sheriff Darrel Dix of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office said, “And the satisfaction will come when these two gentlemen are convicted in this murder, and they are imprisoned for the rest of their lives. That will be satisfying.”