Massacre in Brunswick, Guy Heinze Jr. Arrested

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – The only survivor among four siblings attacked in a Glynn County mobile home massacre died today, increasing the carnage to eight dead, police said tonight.

Capt. Marissa Tindale, head of the detectives division with the Glynn County Police Department, said Michael Toler, 19, died about noon Sunday. He had been listed in critical condition at a Savannah hospital.

A woman familiar with the family who also managed the trailer park where they lived said that Michael is the son of Russell “Rusty” Toler. That woman and a law enforcement source have told the Times-Union Rusty Toler is among the dead.

Toler’s three other children also died in the attack, the woman said. The Times-Union is not identifying the other children because their names have not been confirmed.

The only survivor is a young boy, said a member of his family and the woman. Police Chief Matt Doering has said Michael and the second survivor were initially hospitalized in critical condition. At a 3 p.m. news conference today, about three hours after Michael died, Doering said chillingly that the two survivors were unable to talk with family or investigators. He did not, at the time, acknowledge that Michael had died.

Tindale also said police will be announcing a $25,000 reward for information in the massacre at a 9 p.m. news conference, one of a number of briefings held by Police Chief Matt Doering since the attack.

Doering earlier today wouldn’t say whether a man charged with tampering with evidence and obstructing police in their probe of Saturday’s mobile home massacre is tied to the deaths.

“I would not call Mr. (Guy) Heinze (Jr.) a suspect, but I won’t rule him out either,” Doering said.

Doering also said there are “no known suspects at this time” in the attack that left eight people dead and one gravely wounded at the New Hope Mobile Home Park. He added, “There is cause for concern. We just don’t have a lot to go on. We’re not going to tell people it’s safe if we don’t know that.”

Shortly after making that statement, Doering said, “I’m 100 percent certain what happened and I’m 100 percent certain I know how it happened. What remains is who and the motive.”

District Attorney Stephen Kelley went to the crime scene in the single-wide mobile home today. Kelley said law enforcement faced numerous hurdles in solving the case.

“I’ve seen a lot of crime scenes in my 24 years and this is the most puzzling,” Kelley said. “What makes it so difficult is the fact of the sheer number of victims in one location.” Read the rest at Jacksonville.com.

My mom lives outside a small town in Georgia and is very upset about this. Everybody should be wary when a monster is loose.

GLYNN COUNTY, GA — Glynn County Police have arrested Guy Heinze, Jr., for eight counts of murder in the first degree.

Heinze was released from jail Thursday afternoon. The first thing he did as he crossed the threshold: activate the ankle monitor the judge has made him wear while he awaits trial on drug, tampering and obstruction charges.

Around 6:45 this eveninig, he was arrested on eight counts of murder in the first degree.

Chief Matt Doering will be holding a news conference tonight at 9, in reference the New Hope murders.

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    kc said,

    You and yoursl were first I thought of when I heard about this, Swampie. “Be Careful” sounds so damn trite… and is usually wasted breath because the ones we want to be careful already KNOW that…but tell yer mum, anyway?

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      Greg Howard said,

      I think it’s strange there is absolutely no comment from his lawyer, the District Attorney, Friends, his brother (who did give an interview the day of the funerals). Any help appreciated where this case may be being covered,
      GregoryRHoward@gmail.com
      Thank you


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