GBI Seeking Public Assistance in 2011 Toccoa Murder Investigation

Toccoa - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is seeking the public’s help regarding information about a murder that took place nine years ago.

Robert Lee Simmons, Jr., 46, was found dead at his home at the Glendale Apartments on Norman Drive on March 1, 2011, by a family member. The Toccoa Police Department responded to the scene after receiving a 911 call and Simmons’ death was determined to be a homicide.

The GBI is seeking the public’s assistance with any information about Simmons’ last days and his murder.

“This case has remained active for the past nine years and both the GBI and Toccoa Police Department continue to work to solve this case,” the release by GBI reads. “Recently, investigators have received new promising leads in this investigation and are asking for help from those who knew Simmons. Even the smallest detail may help police with this investigation.”

The release continues, “Both law enforcement and Robert Simmons’ family and friends implore anyone with information to contact the GBI or Toccoa Police Department.”

GBI Special Agent Shilo Crane is the case agent and may be reached at 706-348-4866. Tips can also be made on the GBI Tipline at 800-597-8477 or online submissions may be made on the GBI website: The Toccoa Police Department may be contacted at 706-282-3244. 

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