Remains Found And Believed To Be Man Reported Missing In May 2021, Brother Accused Of Murder

Source: Unsplash; Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office

Aug. 29 2022, Published 3:21 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

A man is accused of killing his brother after remains were found in Georgia, police said.

Last week, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest of Charles Edward Cates Jr., 55. He faces a murder charge.

Article continues below advertisement

Police found the remains near the Mill Creek community in Lipkin County, Georgia, according to the bureau. The remains are believed to be related to the disappearance of Tony Lamar Cates, 52.

The suspect and victim were brothers.

Article continues below advertisement

The remains will be identified by a medical expert, officials said. Tony Cates was reported missing in May 2021.

After Tony Cates was reported missing on May 10, police found his abandoned truck at a church. A co-worker said Tony Cates was in good shape on the 10th, according to WSB-TV.

Investigators have not said how Cates died or why they believe his brother killed him.


Become a Front Page Detective

Sign up to receive breaking
Front Page Detectives
news and exclusive investigations.

More Stories

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 Empire Media Group, Inc. Front Page Detectives is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.