Three men charged with murder after police find body
DeKalb County Police have three people in custody charged with the murder of a 19-year-old man.
The victim, Derrick Linkhorn, was reported missing on March 8. His body was found on March 16 in a storage area of the Southern Pines apartment complex on Mountain View Drive in Decatur. He died of an apparent gunshot wound, according to an incident report.
Malcolm Wilson, 19, turned himself in on March 16 and Marcus Estes, 18, turned himself in on March 19.
Detectives arrested Antarious Johnson, 17, on a murder charge.
Detectives believe the motive for this shooting was a dispute and were led to the body through evidence in the case.
LifeLine Animal Project's cat transport van stolen over weekend
The cat transport van of LifeLine Animal Project, an animal rescue agency based in Avondale Estates, was stolen in East Point on March 17.
The van is used to transport sick, abused and rescued animals, according to Therra Cathryn Gwyn, the group’s communications director.
Inside the van was a week’s worth of wet and dry cat food and kitty litter for the agency’s no-kill Kitty Motel, which houses dozens of rescued cats and kittens.
Among the items stolen were blankets, bowls and dog treats. Also in the van were cat traps used to capture feral cats for a neutering program.
“That van was practically a satellite office for LifeLine,” Gwyn said.
The royal blue 2000 Dodge Caravan was stolen from a residence after it was used to deliver cat supplies to an elderly woman who had recently had surgery.
“For us and the homeless animals we serve it was priceless—a lifesaver,” Gwyn said.
For more information or to help call LifeLine's Mickie Blair at (678) 914-4364 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.