James Mikell Obituary, Death – Statesboro PD is looking into a murder that took place near Luetta Moore Park on Martin Luther King Drive, according to a press release. On Saturday morning at around 7 a.m., patrol officers were called to Luetta Moore Park in response to reports of a man who had been shot. The Bulloch County Coroner’s Office ruled the 17-year-old male victim, later identified as James Mikell Jr., dead at the scene. Statesboro Police Department detectives are actively looking into the incident. The investigation is being headed by Senior Detective Ben Purvis. I have full faith in our Detectives, and together we will do all in our ability to ensure that whoever murdered this young guy is brought to justice.
Chief Mike Broadhead expressed the department’s solidarity with the family in their time of loss but said that the force will continue its duty notwithstanding. We are not providing any further details at this time but will provide new information as it becomes available regarding the inquiry. Please be patient as we conduct a thorough investigation into this unfortunate event and thank you for your support. Senior Detective Purvis can be reached by anybody with information at (912) 764-9911. You can also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword TIPSSPD plus your message, or submit information anonymously at www.tipsoft.com.
This whole thing is top secret. The sky in the Boro was lit up with pyrotechnics just a few days ago. The Fourth of July is the unofficial start of summer and a time for friends and family to get together and make lasting memories. Halfway through the year was on July 1. I hope the first half of 2023 was a wonderful time for you and your loved ones, full of celebrations and laughter in the good times and understanding and strength in the difficult ones. Now that we’re halfway through the year, it’s time to start making some truly unforgettable experiences with the people you care about most.