UPDATE: Bibb deputies identify person of interest following Monday homicide

Jones confirms the homicide investigation is under way at 1083 Thomas Place off Edna Place near Log Cabin Drive. 

Larry Howard Jr. (Bibb County Sheriff's Office)
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UPDATE (11/2 9:30 p.m.): Bibb County deputies have identified a person of interest following the shooting death of a 28-year-old man Monday.

Deputies are looking to question 27-year-old Larry Howard Jr. of Macon. He’s known to frequent east Macon and the Bloomfield area.

His picture is attached.

Call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 or the “on-call investigator” at (478) 951-6896 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME if you know where Howard is.


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones is reporting a deadly shooting in west Macon at 1083 Thomas Place off Edna Place near Log Cabin Drive Monday.

Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies identified the body as 28-year-old Milton Dwayne Sanford, of Jones County.

Deputies responded to a call and found Sanford with a gunshot wound to the face. The coroner pronounced Sanford dead on the scene.


If you have any information about this incident, call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. You can also Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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