THREE suspects have been taken into police custody in the case of a body found days after it was believed to have been tied up and left to decay.
In Douglas County, Georgia, on October 12, police arrested Daniel Gilstrap, Marshall Fleming and Elizabeth Allen in the alleged murder of Stiles Stilley.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has not yet released the ages of the suspect and the victim.
Stiley was found dead nearly a month earlier, on September 18th.
Officials were responding to a call regarding a possible murder at the 2700 block of East County Line Road, where they found Stilley’s body, according to WSBTV.
According to police reports, not only had Stilley died and decomposed days before his body was found, but officials reported that she was “tied with duct tape” to 11 Alive.
Police soon launched an investigation.
It took detectives about two weeks to connect evidence and develop a reason for the arrests of Gillstrap, Fleming and Allen, Fox 5 noted.
The suspects are currently being held without bail at the Douglas County Jail on multiple charges.
These include felony murder, malice murder, auto theft, aggravated assault, and kidnapping with assault.
The official court date for the suspects has not yet been announced.
This is an evolving story.
More information about what led to Stilley’s murder is likely to be released in the coming weeks.
It’s still not clear if Stilley even knew the suspects beforehand.
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/6439894/stiles-stilley-body-found-decaying-suspects-arrested/ Horror details surface when a man is found dead and decomposing after being bound with duct tape for days