Reward offered in double homicide of ATL rapper, cousin in Macon County
MACON CO., AL (WSFA) - The Macon County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in solving the double homicide of an Atlanta based rapper and his cousin.
According to Sheriff Andre Brunson, the bodies of 29-year-old Edward Reeves and his cousin by marriage, Kendrick Stokes, 30, were found four miles apart over the weekend. The bodies were found in the Hardaway community of Macon County.
Macon County deputies, with help from CrimeStoppers, is offering a $1000 reward for any information related to the homicides.
Brunson admitted during a news conference Monday morning that investigators have no leads, no suspects, and no motive as to why the men were killed. He declined to describe the scene but did feel the victims were not killed in Macon County based on his 'professional experience' in law enforcement.
Reeves, known as "Bambino Gold", and Stokes were reported missing by family on Nov. 7. Family members say the two attended the Alabama National Fair in Montgomery and had not been heard from since.
Brunson said there was nothing unusual about the person who found Reeves' body. That person often walks up and down the lonely stretch of County Road 13. "He's known to walk that road everyday," the sheriff said.
About 24 hours later, there was another discovery. Four miles away, a Macon County deputy found the second body, the body of Stokes.
While Brunson was careful not to release too many details, he is convinced the men were not killed in Macon County.
"Gone to a state fair and left to go to somebody's house and that was the last they had seen of them," the sheriff said. "You know people start talking about awhile and we hope some information will come in," he said.
Investigators say the relatives were last seen on Nov. 5 driving a white 2016 Honda CRV with a Georga tag. The tag number is unknown for now.
"I called the FBI, Montgomery police," Brunson said.
The mystery behind two bodies has the focus of at least three law enforcement agencies, all three looking to shed light on what happened and why.
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