By Alton Mitchell
The search for two missing men from Atlanta that spanned the Interstate 85 corridor across two states ended in tragedy over the weekend as the bodies of both men were found hours apart in a wood area of rural Alabama.
On Friday, a passerby noticed a body in a wooded area of County Road 13 in Macon County. Officials from the Macon County Sheriff’s Department arrived and began to investigate the area and the body. It was determined the body was that of Edward Reeves, 29, of Atlanta. Deputies began to span the area around where the body of Reeves was located and on Saturday a second body was located four miles from where Reeves was located.
The second body belong to Kendrick Stokes, 30, also from Atlanta. Reeves and Stokes were believed to have traveled from Atlanta to Montgomery on November 5th. On November 7th the two men were reported missing and a search began for the men that spanned the entire Interstate 85 corridor between Atlanta and Montgomery including Chambers County.
The two men both carried themselves in the hip hop industry. Reeves was an aspiring rapper who went by the stage name Bambino Gold. Stokes was the cousin of Reeves by marriage and worked as a promoter. The two men were last seen on November 5th in Montgomery at the Alabama National Fair.
Reeves and Stokes were both natives of Montgomery and had been in the capital city working on an upcoming party promotion effort when they went missing. Police believe the two men were traveling in a 2016 white Honda CRV with a Georgia tag. Police are still attempting to locate the vehicle.
Police are working the case as a homicide investigation and believe the men were not killed in the wooded area of Macon County known as the Hardaway community, but were killed elsewhere and dropped there. Officials are unclear how long the bodies had been left in the area, but the Macon County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the bodies were beginning to decay when they were discovered.
A reward of $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the deaths of the two men. The case is presently under investigation by multiple agencies to include; The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency, Montgomery Police Department, and Macon County Sheriff’s Office.