GBI and FBI Searches For Clues In 1946 Lynching
Two Couples Murdered In Oconee
July 1, 2008
ATLANTA -- The lynching of four people in 1946 was the subject of a search for clues Tuesday in Walton County.
Officials from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation began digging Monday evening at the property on Michael Rd. in Monroe. GBI agents said the current residents are not part of the investigation.
The GBI confirmed to WSB-TV Channel 2 the investigation is linked to the Moore's Ford Bridge lynching. On July 25, 1946 a crowd of 12-15 white men abducted and murdered two African-American couples in Oconee County. The victims were taken in broad daylight from an area near the Moore's Ford bridge at the Apalachee River, 60 miles east of Atlanta. George and Mae Murray Dorsey and Roger and Dorothy Malcom were shot hundreds of times, according to witnesses. No one was ever prosecuted for the murders.
"The GBI and the FBI have been conducting a joint investigation" said John Heinen of the GBI. "Recent information led us to a residence on Michael Rd. in Walton County. FBI agents and GBI agents searched that residence for two days."
Heinen would not say if the agents found evidence in the house.
He did confirm that agents detonated a bomb they found on the property, but said the explosive was not part of the lynching investigation.
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