Madison County Homicide Investigation Update

By: Roman Lillie Email
By: Roman Lillie Email

Update 8/4/08

Authorities in Madison County are searching for a killer. And Madison County residents are still stunned that a murder took place in their small community.

Police are still trying to piece together exactly what happened. 31 year-old Jaguar Gee was killed in his apartment on Friday. Monday, the Madison Police department met with FDLE to share information in the case and try to tie up loose ends.

For now, they're not saying much about the case, except that they're following up on leads. While those who knew Gee reminisce about the "kind man" they will all remember.

"He'll give you the shirt off his back if he could. I mean, it's just sad. It's so sad that somebody could harm somebody like that," says Nicey Ruffins, a resident in Madison County who knew Gee.

Autopsy results say Gee died from blunt force trauma to the head. It's not clear if the killer knew Gee, police aren't saying at this time if there were signs of forced entry into the apartment.
Investigators are not saying at this time if they have any suspects, and they also haven't stated a clear motive for the crime.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 574-TIPS.

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Update 8/02/08 2:08 p.m.

An autopsy has been conducted on the body found in Madison County at the Arbours at Madison apartment complex.

Authorities say 31 year old Jaguar Gee died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Officials are investigating this case as a homicide and are working several leads.

A briefing will be held Monday with FDLE, the Crime Scene Techs and the Madison County Police Department.

The briefing will give authorities a better working theory of the crime.

If anyone has any information please call Madison County Police Department at 850-973-4001 or Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

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Update 10:21

Official Ebberson from the Madison County Sheriffs Office says they are currently conducting an autopsy on Jaguar Gee's body and results are supposed to be released this after noon around 1PM.

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Family embraced....trying to understand what's happened.

Police say 31 year old Jaguar Gee was found dead inside is apartment around 11 am on Friday. "He was a good guy, I mean we just are in a state of shock. He was the type of person he would give you the shirt off his back," says Margaret Peacock, Gee's aunt.

The Madison Police were called to the Arbours apartments after a friend discovered the body. Police are calling the death suspicious and called FDLE to help.

"We asked them to come over and process the crime scene for us. That allows us to have the best technologically and trained personnel to take care of that for us. And it relieves us to be able to go and do the things that we need to be doing," says Rick Davis, Madison Police Chief.

Officers are still investigating a motive for the murder, but right now they're not saying much about the nature of the death or the crime scene. Family members say they can't understand why anyone would do this.

"We don't know anything, we're looking for closure. If anybody knows anything, please, please, we're begging you, come forward," adds Peacock.

Family members are hoping someone will come forward to give them the answers they're desperately waiting for.

If anyone has information about this crime, they're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS or call the Madison Police Department at 850-973-4001 and ask for Investigator Ebberson.

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5:50 pm 8/1/08

A body has been found at The Arbours at Madison apartment complex in Madison County.

At this hour, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is working the scene.

We're told the body of a 31 year old black man was found in the bathroom of an apartment there just before noon.

Police received a call from a woman Fri. 8/1 today, alerting them to the body.

Investigators are calling the death "suspicious."

The man's name is being withheld until family is notified.

We'll bring you more details as they become available.

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A dead body has been found at The Arbours at Madison apartment complex in Madison County. At this hour, FDLE is working the scene.

The body is that of a black male and investigators say the circumstances are suspicious. Police received a call from a woman today, alerting them of the body. The deceased body was found in the bathroom of the apartment.


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  • by T Location: Madison on Feb 11, 2009 at 07:57 PM
    To all of the people that have us(his family) in your prayers thank you and to all the people that have something bad to say u never knew Choc and he was a great man he has did more for us than anyone ever will regardless of how the money came he was the realest person i ever knew he never hurt anyone and provided for us all and he didn't deserve this. RIP Cuz we love and miss you
  • by M Location: de on Aug 16, 2008 at 01:41 AM
    IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW HIM THEM SHUT THE F UP. THIS WAS MY 1ST COUSIN. AND WE ARE GOING TO MISS CHOC ALOT. TO KNOW WAS TO LOVE HIM WAS TO LOVE HIM. AND TO WHOM EVER DID THIS U HURT MY GRANDMOTHER ALOT.
  • by Tiffany Mobley Location: Atlanta, Ga on Aug 9, 2008 at 07:07 PM
    First of all let me say this, we all sin and fall short of the Glory. Regardless of what a person does for a living, whether he's a doctor, production worker or a stripper, we all have to give account for everything we've done and everything we've said. Because another person's sins may be known to the public does not mean that Your dirty little sins are covered. All I know is that everytime this young man opened his mouth for forgiveness..he was forgiven just like u are, for it is written. Choc was a very,very good person, he was even nice to his enemies. Yes, we can live our lives in certain ways which lead to circumstances such as these but at the same time you can live your life as Holy as imaginable and still be hit by a stray bullet. Now what does that tell you. The main point is, that we all have to leave here one day because this world is not our home. Just try to be ready and not be caught with your work undone.God bless your soul CHOC...RIP because justice will prevail...
  • by Y on Aug 6, 2008 at 07:28 PM
    Haters!!! R.I.P. Cuz. LORD KNOWS
  • by MS.SEXY Location: orlando on Aug 5, 2008 at 03:34 PM
    I KNEW CHOCO VERY WELL AND I'M VERY SADDEN TO HEAR ABOUT THIS TERRIBLE TRAGEDY.TO YOU COWARDS THAT DID THIS YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE.YOU WILL BE CAUGHT.TO THE FAMILY I LOVE YALL.
  • by tyreka gee Location: savannah on Aug 5, 2008 at 02:15 PM
    thank you madison for your comments especially da negegetive ones that just makes the gee family prayers stronger in the LORD
  • by Here Location: Madison on Aug 5, 2008 at 06:18 AM
    From the way Davis made it sound, you have ot wonder if the cops in Madison have the ability to keep us safe.
  • by Alicia Crumity Location: Madison County on Aug 4, 2008 at 08:25 PM
    THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS BEING SAID ABOUT JAGUAR GEE. SOME OF THE THINGS SAID ABOUT THIS MAN IS JUST RIDICULOUS. MY GOD PEOPLE INSTEAD OF WOORING ABOUT THIS MANS FAULTS AND IF HE SOLD DRUGS OR NOT WE SHOULD BE EMBRACING HIS MEMORIES. GOD KNOWS THIS MAN DIDNT DESERVE TO DIE THE WAY HE DID AND TO THE COWARD WHO BROUGHT THIS TRADGEDY UPON HIS FAMILY EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN THE DARK COMES TO THE LIGHT AND MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL!!! THIS MAN WAS A GOOD GUY AND HE DIDNT DESERVE THE TERRIBLE THINGS THAT HAPPENED AND TO HIS FAMILY HE WILL BE MISSED AND ALWAYS 100% LOVED
  • by TAN B. Location: Madville/Da Burg on Aug 4, 2008 at 03:48 PM
    My condolences to each and everyone who knew Choco. God Bless His Family and Friends during this TRAGIC time. May Choc's SPIRIT REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE!!!!!
  • by sister-in-law Location: savannah on Aug 4, 2008 at 02:37 PM
    To MAN in MADISON.... I pray that the Lord always watches over you and keep you and your family safe so that you never have to go through the pain of the death of a family member and deal with people disrespecting his or her memory with comments like the one you just made.
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