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Milledgeville mother still looking for answers 2 years after son's death

Douglas Emmanuel{ } Cheek Jr. died two years ago today / Eric Mock (WGXA)

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Rose Griffin lit a candle on Anthony Way in Milledgeville Monday at the site where her son died two years ago.

Twenty-seven- year-old Douglas Emmanuel Cheek Jr.'s death is still an open investigation, according to Felicia Cummings with the Milledgeville Police Department.

His death was originally investigated as a suicide, but it was changed to a death investigation. Cummings said police have not yet determined if it was a homicide.

According to his death certificate, Cheek died from a gunshot wound to the neck. It could not be determined if the gunshot wound was an accident, homicide or suicide, according to the certificate.

Cummings said there are no new leads in the investigation.

Griffin said two years later she still feels like she has no answers. She says she feels like she can't move on until she knows what happened.

“As a mother I am totally lost and I’m just so confused," Griffin said.

She pleads that anyone with information or who was on Anthony Way on Dec. 11, 2015 call Det. Scott Goodwin with the police department at (478) 414-4000.

“I’m just asking for if anybody was here that night my son got killed, go to the detective, go to the police and tell what you know," Griffin said. "That’s what I’m asking for. Please.”

Cheek would have turned 30 this month. His five children will celebrate his birthday without him.


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