DeKalb man confesses to murder, leads deputies to body
A man has been charged with murder after leading deputies to a body and confessing to the crime.
DeKalb County Sheriff's deputies received a tip about a possible murder that happened earlier this year. When they went to the home of the suspect, 22-year-old Marcus Gordon Ricketts, he confessed and led deputies to the body that was buried in the woods behind the home.
Ricketts was arrested and charged.
“This subject has been missing since May and a missing person report was filed. We received information that this person had been possibly stabbed or struck with a blunt object, stuffed in a 55 gallon drum that was sealed at both ends and poured with lose concrete. It only took a short amount of time to locate the barrel," Sheriff Harris explained.
The body has not yet been identified.
"We had a lot of assistant from our Deputies, Investigators, the District Attorney’s Office, Mark Hopwood from the Department of Forensic Science at Jacksonville State University, Sylvania Police Department and various agencies and I would like to thank them all for their hard work,” Harris added.