A mysterious note left at a Georgia memorial for slain black jogger Ahmaud Arbery was left by somebody not related to the case who “was expressing their condolences” for the Feb. 23 capturing, police stated.
The note had raised the potential for an unknown new witness in Arbery’s capturing dying by two white males earlier Thursday — however that notion was later dismissed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
“The GBI has recognized the person who wrote this note,” the division stated on Twitter. “The person is not related to the Ahmaud Arbery murder investigation. This particular person was expressing their condolences for Arbery’s dying.”
The unsigned note, left at a memorial at the location of Arbery’s dying, reads: “Ahmaud — I’m so sorry,” the unsigned note says. “I’m so sorry. I should have stopped them. I’m so sorry.”
Arbery’s household now desires to discover out who penned the cardboard, CNN reported Thursday.
“We’d like to uncover who left this note!” the household’s lawyer, S. Lee Merritt, wrote on Twitter.
Two white males, ex-cop Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, had been charged with murder and aggravated assault in Arbery’s dying final week.
The arrests got here greater than two months after the capturing, throughout which police stated the McMichaels lower off Arbery whereas he jogged, claiming they believed him to be a housebreaking suspect.
Arbery was killed by two shotgun blasts throughout a wrestle with Travis McMichael.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the state company that took over the case from native police and prosecutors, has interviewed the McMichaels and several other neighbors, together with the person who filmed the deadly capturing on his cellphone.
The nameless note raises questions over whether or not one in all them wrote it or if there’s one other witness.