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5 years after son died by apparent suicide, Georgia father wants case reopened for murder investigation

Investigators are waiting for a hand-written analysis to determine if Charles Logan Willis Jr. died by suicide.

Tracey Amick-Peer, Ciara Bri'd Frisbie

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Published: 10:55 PM EDT July 26, 2023
Updated: 7:16 AM EDT July 27, 2023

Editor's note: The following story outlines details of suicide and contains materials that may not be suitable for all viewers, Discretion is advised. The person who found Logan is not being named, as he has not been arrested, convicted or deemed an official suspect in this case. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-855. 

Murder or suicide?

It's a question investigators with Haralson County Sheriff's Office are trying to answer about what happened to Charles Logan Willis Jr. five years ago.

Charles, who went by Logan, was discovered on the back porch of his home in Bremen, Georgia, in the early hours of Sept. 13, 2018.

Originally, Haralson County deputies and the county coroner ruled his death suicide by hanging. However, Willis Jr.'s father, Charles Logan Willis Sr., and his Albany-based private investigator, Lee Wilson, believe there's more to the story. 

Local law enforcement are now taking another look at the case, and it all comes down to a single piece of evidence: a suicide note.

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