- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ga. (AP) - An Athens man has been arrested on murder charges more than four years after his business partner’s body was found in a well.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Thursday that an Oglethorpe County grand jury indicted Victor Blockum this week in connection with the 2012 shooting death of 25-year-old Monroe banker Charles Parker.

Authorities say Parker was last seen alive on Jan. 15, 2012, when he and Blockum went to look at property to buy a poultry farm together. The victim’s body was discovered inside a well in Oglethorpe County about a month later.

Blockum was arrested at his home on Wednesday. He is facing numerous charges, including malice murder and felony murder. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.


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