UPDATE: Hephzibah homeowner killed during burglary; no suspects named at this time

By: Sheli Muniz Email
By: Sheli Muniz Email
A homeowner in Hephzibah was killed Sunday morning. (WRDW-TV)

A homeowner in Hephzibah was killed Sunday morning. (WRDW-TV)

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. -- Investigators are still searching for the shooter responsible for killing a 56-year-old man on Willis Foreman Road.

Hester Jackson was found shot to death Sunday morning. Investigators say they believe he may have walked in on burglars inside of his home when they opened fire.

Neighbors say Jackson was a nice, quiet man who kept to himself. They say he recently married a woman from North Carolina.

News 12 will keep you updated as investigators release more information on the shooter.

If you have any information, call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1020 (during business hours) or (706) 821-1080.

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. -- Richmond County investigators are looking for clues in a murder at a home on the 2700 block of Willis Foreman Road Sunday morning.

The call came in as a burglary and murder, and when deputies arrived, they found the homeowner, 56-year-old Hester Wilfred Jackson, dead with a gunshot wound.

Investigators say they believe Jackson arrived home early Saturday evening and stumbled upon burglars in his home.

No further details are being released.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1020 (during business hours) or (706) 821-1080.

This is Richmond County’s 30th murder for 2012.

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