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GBI still mum on murder case
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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to say little about the Nov. 10 death of Pembroke man James Young.

Young, 66, was found dead in his home by Pembroke police, who were asked to do a welfare check at his address. The GBI is investigating the case as a homicide and Special Agent in Charge Chuck Sullenger said Friday the investigation is ongoing.

"We’re making progress, but nothing that can be released," Sullenger said. "At this point in time, releasing anything specific to the case, even the number of people we’ve interviewed, would not be good to the prosecutors."

Sullenger said he understands why some people are frustrated by the lack of information.

"I realize people may be afraid, but we can’t release information that may put the investigation at risk," Sullenger said. "As soon as we are able, we will let the public know what’s going on."

Pembroke’s interim Police Chief Stacy Strickland said the investigation was handed over to GBI the same day Young was found and that it’s normal for the GBI to not release information regarding acase it is workiing on.

"They are still working on it, I know that for sure," Strickland said Friday, "but, I’m not able to give any information other than that."

Anyone with information regarding Young’s death is asked to contact Sullenger at (912) 871-1121 or the Pembroke Police at 653-4414.

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