More charges filed in Berrien County triple homicide

Ronnie Hackle, Mercedes Hackle, and Bobbie Lynn Moore.
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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 29, 2019

NASHVILLE, GA (WCTV) -- A man initially arrested for concealing the deaths of three people has now been charged with their murders.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Thursday obtained additional arrest warrants for 25-year-old Keyante Greene, charging him with three counts of malice murder.

Greene is accused in the deaths of Ronnie Hackle, Jr., 27, Mercedes Hackle, 17, and Bobbie Lynn Moore, 22.

On March 14, authorities uncovered the remains of the three victims after responding to a vehicle on fire in the area of Highway 135 at the Alapaha River near the Berrien-Atkinson County line.

Jonathan Douglas Vann, 20, was arrested during the investigation and charged with three counts of malice murder and one count of arson.

Greene was first arrested on March 14 on three counts of concealing the death of another person. He is now facing the additional charges of malice murder.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
March 15, 2019

NASHVILLE, GA (WCTV) -- Authorities in South Georgia say the remains believed to be that of a missing person have been found.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Friday that the remains had been located on Thursday. The discovery came after the remains of two other people were uncovered earlier this week.

Officials are still working to positively identify the remains, but say the three victims are believed to be Ronnie Hackle, Jr., 27, Mercedes Hackle, 17, and Bobbie Lynn Moore, 22. The three were recently reported missing.

Jonathan Douglas Vann, 20, was arrested Wednesday during the course of the investigation. GBI also announced Friday the arrest of another person in connection to the deaths, 25-year-old Kenyate Greene.

Vann is facing three counts of malice murder and one count of arson. Greene has been charged with three counts of concealing the death of another person.


By: WALB
March 14, 2019

NASHVILLE, GA (WALB) - One person was arrested Wednesday in connection to the disappearances of three people, along with the deaths of two of them.

On Tuesday at approximately 5:30 a.m., the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle on fire in the area of Highway 135 at the Alapaha River near the Atkinson County line.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined that the car was being used by Bobbie Lynn Moore, 22. Authorities say Moore, 27-year-old Ronnie Wayne Hackle, Jr. and 17-year-old Mercedes Maelyn Hackle were not responding to attempts to make contact.

The GBI, with the assistance of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, the Atkinson County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, has since located the remains of two individuals whose identities have not yet been confirmed. The third person is still considered missing.

The remains are being sent to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Macon for autopsy and identification.

20-year-old Jonathan Douglas Vann, of Nashville, was arrested and booked into the Berrien County Jail in connection to the disappearances.

The investigation is active and ongoing, GBI officials said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 686-7071 or the GBI Douglas Office at (912) 389-4103.


Jonathan Douglas Vann
Keyante Green


 
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