MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The bodies of Atlanta rapper Edward Jerome Reeves, 30, also known as "Bambino Gold", and Atlanta promoter Kendrick Marquize Stokes, 30, also known as "Skooly", were recovered in late November in Macon County.
Both were shot to death at some point while visiting their families in their hometown of Montgomery.
Investigators say Reeves and Stokes traveled to Montgomery to visit family and attend a meeting. While they were home, both were seen at the Alabama National Fair on Sunday, Nov. 5.
"Both were last seen alive in Montgomery near the areas of South Court Street and East South Boulevard between the hours of 9 p.m. and 11 p.m." said State Bureau of Investigations Lt. Shawn Loughridge.
The following day, Monday, Nov. 6, the vehicle Reeves and Stokes drove to Montgomery was found near the interstate in Union City, Georgia, which is outside of Atlanta. That's roughly 150 miles from Montgomery.
Twelve days later Reeves' body was discovered by a citizen off County Road 13 in Shorter, Alabama, not far from the interstate. The following day deputies found Stokes' body in the same vicinity on Silver Springs Drive.
The investigation currently spans multiple states, including Georgia, where the vehicle was recovered.
Nicholette Nichole Jackson, 37, was Reeves' girlfriend at the time of his death. She was wanted for questioning after investigators say she failed to follow up with police since her initial interview. Within hours of Friday's news conference, Jackson contacted CrimeStoppers and is no longer wanted for questioning.
Case Agent Jason DiNunzio says the victims were traveling to a meeting when they were last seen alive.
"They were going to meet a person or persons," DiNunzio stated. "We believe that could have resulted in their deaths. If you have any information about who they were going to meet and the purpose of why they were going to meet those individuals we ask for your help to turn over that information."
DiNunzio says any information, regardless of how small, could result in a break in this case.
"Allow us to walk it down and determine whether it is significant," DiNunzio asked.
- $11,000 of reward money in on the table for individuals with information:
- $5,000 Governor’s Reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of Edward Jerome Reeves
- $5,000 Governor’s Reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of Kendrick Marquize Stokes.
- $1,000 CrimeStoppers Reward for information that leads to an arrest in 30 days
Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 334-215-STOP, you can remain anonymous and still receive a cash reward.
You can text directly with investigators through CrimeStoppers' new app.
Tips may also be called into the SBI: 800-392-8011.