Georgia police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with a series of murders that occurred at the New Hope Mobile Home Park in Brunswick last Saturday, officials said on Friday evening.
Guy Heinze Jr., who is a family member of the eight people who died at lot 147 of the mobile home park, was arrested on eight counts of criminal attempt to commit murder, according to a statement from the Glynn County Police Department. Heinze is also the person who first reported the murders in a 911 call.
“The arrest comes after seven days of diligent investigation by Glynn County officers, with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies and volunteers. This arrest is the result of a compilation of physical as well as testimonial evidence,” the statement read.
Heinze was earlier charged with tampering with evidence, lying to police and illegal possession of prescription drugs and marijuana, but was released just before his arrest on Friday.
The department said it will continue to gather additional evidence in the case and encourages anyone with information to contact silent witness at 912-264-1333 or Detective Bill Daras at 912-554-7825. “This is still an ongoing investigation,” it added.
A press conference is scheduled for 9 p.m. local time at the Glynn County Police Department headquarters.