On Thursday, March 8, 2007 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. was abducted from the front yard of his grandmother's house.

Glynn County Police subsequently arrested David Edenfield, his wife Peggy Edenfield, their adult son George Edenfield and family friend Donald Dale.

This is a collection of stories following the community's search for Christopher and the trials of the Edenfields and Dale.

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A close relative of a woman convicted in the case of a child’s death in Brunswick says her sister should not be in prison.

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The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld the convictions and death sentence of David Edenfield for the 2007 molestation and murder of 6-year…

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The grandmother of a 6-year-old who was kidnapped, molested and murdered in 2007 walked hastily out of Glynn County Superior Court Thursday af…

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Two unrelated child murders that have stunned Glynn County - the point-blank shooting this past March of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago and the…

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A man accused of kidnapping, murdering and sexually abusing 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios in March 2007 will get another mental healt…

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ATHENS - Lawyers for child killer David Edenfield told the Georgia Supreme Court Wednesday his conviction should be reversed and his life spar…

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University of Georgia officials are expecting a full gallery of spectators today when the Georgia Supreme Court convenes at the university's l…

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Lawyers representing the man sentenced to death in the kidnapping, molestation and murder of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. will a…

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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The attorney for Peggy Edenfield says he is running damage control for the actions of her sister, who has filed post-sentencing motions in Gly…

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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Peggy Edenfield, who pleaded guilty Sept. 1 for her role in the 2007 kidnapping, molestation and killing of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Bar…

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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Unless Peggy Edenfield lives to be 122 years old, it is unlikely that she will ever live outside of a prison cell.

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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The woman accused in the kidnapping, molestation and murder of a Glynn County 6-year-old four years ago has been reindicted, nearly one month …

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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Glynn County will have to foot the bill to move the murder trial of Peggy Edenfield 126 miles southwest of Brunswick, but officials do not kno…

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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Peggy Edenfield, accused in the March 2007 molestation and murder of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios, will face a jury of her peers, bu…

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A defense lawyer for a woman accused in the kidnapping, molestation and murder of a 6-year-old boy in Glynn County four years ago wants her tr…

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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Until the results of a psychological evaluation are available, the four-year-old murder case against Peggy Edenfield will remain on hold.

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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Sue Rodriguez was glad when Peggy Edenfield rejected an offer from prosecutors Monday to recommend a specified prison sentence for her if she …

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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Hearings for two of the highest profile murder cases in Glynn County history will be held today in Superior Court in Brunswick.

Background: Police and volunteers scoured the area around Horse Shoe Lane March 8, 2007, after 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. was …

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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Convicted murderer and child molester David Edenfield will not get a new trial, Glynn County Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett ruled Thursday.

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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George Edenfield is not mentally competent to stand trial at this time for his alleged role in the molesting and murder of an elementary schoo…

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  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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The second man accused of molesting and killing a Glynn County 6-year-old boy three years ago will have a hearing next month to decide whether…

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Convicted murderer and child molester David Edenfield was back in Glynn County Superior Court Thursday, this time to listen to his lawyers arg…

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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Court proceedings that the District Attorney's Office was not privy to leading up to the trial of convicted child killer David Edenfield will …

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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Prosecutors could gain new insight into a man convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a 6-year-old boy, depending on how a judge ru…

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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A man convicted and sentenced to death by a jury in October for the murder of a 6-year-old child three years ago will ask for a new trial duri…

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Defense lawyers for the second of three family members indicted in the kidnapping and murder of a kindergartner almost three years ago will be…

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Lawyers for the defense and prosecution will meet before Glynn County Superior Court Judge Stephen G. Scarlett Sr. Dec. 29 for a status confer…

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An attorney for convicted killer David H. Edenfield has filed motions in Glynn County Superior Court asking for a new trial and to temporarily…

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The second of three defendants to stand trial in the murder of Christopher Michael Barrios Jr., 6, on March 8, 2007, will be George Edenfield,…

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Glynn County's coroner fully intends to hold an inquest into the death of a teenager at the Glynn County Detention Center in May.

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It took a jury two hours Tuesday to decide to return a death penalty sentence against convicted murderer and child molester David Edenfield, 6…

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David Edenfield is likely to learn today if he will die for murdering 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. two and a half years ago.

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Prosecution and defense lawyers rested their cases Sunday after five consecutive days of testimony in the murder trial of David Edenfield in G…

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The man on trial for molesting and murdering a 6-year-old boy said, "I should be punished" after looking at photos of the boy's dead body in a…

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Prosecutors wasted little time in the first day of the trial of David Edenfield in detailing the horrific manner in which 6-year-old Michael C…

  • By LOUIE BROGDON and HANK ROWLAND The Brunswick News
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HAZLEHURST - Twelve jurors and four alternatives will hear opening arguments in the child molestation and murder case against David Edenfield …

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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The trial of one of three family members charged in the molestation and murder of a kindergartner in 2007 has been tentatively scheduled to be…

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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HAZLEHURST - If the goal of Glynn County Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett was to find a community where names like Edenfield and Barrios …

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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HAZLEHURST - The meticulous process of selecting a jury for the murder trial of David Edenfield, accused of molesting and murdering a 6-year-o…

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Jury selection starts this morning in Hazlehurst in Jeff Davis County for one of three people who will stand trial for their alleged role in k…

  • By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News
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More than two years after a desperate community search for a missing kindergartner and more than two years after his body was found stuffed in…

In chronological order, here are key developments in the kidnapping, molestation and murder case that began with the disappearance of Christop…

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A pre-trial psychiatric examination of a man accused of molesting and killing a kindergarten child two years ago is not expected to delay the …

In chronological order, here are key developments in the kidnapping, molestation and murder case that began with the disappearance of Christop…

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Rulings Thursday by Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett cleared away the final hurdle to allow prosecutors and defense attorneys to move for…

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Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett is expected to decide today whether a man accused of killing a 6-year-old boy was coerced into making st…

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The first round of jury selection begins in about a month for one of the three defendants charged in the death of a 6-year-old Glynn County boy.

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A Glynn County official says a coroner's inquest will be held in the death of a teenager at the Glynn County Detention Center this past May. W…

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One of three adults charged in the death of a 6-year-old Brunswick boy in 2007 is closer to having his day in court.

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They came from Maryland. They came from Vermont.

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Two years ago, 6-year-old Christopher Barrios Jr. was a happy-go-lucky kindergartener, secure at home with his dad, Michael Barrios, and close…

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Lack of funding is forcing a Superior Court judge to push the trial of one of the men accused of killing a 6-year-old boy in 2007 back by abou…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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David Edenfield wants charges that he kidnapped, molested and killed a 6-year-old child dismissed because, his lawyers contend, grand jurors w…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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David Edenfield, who with his wife and adult son is accused of molesting and killing 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. in March 2007,…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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A final hearing on pretrial motions for one of two family members facing the death penalty for allegedly molesting and killing 6-year-old Chri…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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A Glynn County Superior Court judge will hear all pending pretrial motions Thursday in the case of Donald Dale, the man accused of concealing …

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Stephen Kelley says a judge's decision Monday to set a trial date for a man accused of helping to…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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The first of four defendants in the death case of Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. now has a trial date.

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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While the lawyer for the man charged with helping to conceal the body of Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. is demanding a speedy trial for his c…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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Glynn County District Attorney Stephen Kelley says he will not respond publicly to a defense attorney's claim that prosecutors have dragged th…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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The attorney for Donald Dale, the man accused of helping to conceal the body of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. last March, says he…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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The attorney for Donald Dale, the man accused of helping to conceal the body of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. last year, claims t…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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Nearly 15 months have passed since the body of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. was found dumped on the side of a road, but the Dist…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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The lawyer for a man accused of helping to conceal the body of a slain 6-year-old more than a year ago wants action on a plea agreement or to …

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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The mother of a 6-year-old boy who was allegedly kidnapped and murdered last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in State Court in Glynn C…

Prosecutors have agreed to a request to transfer Peggy Edenfield to a jail outside of Glynn County.

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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The grandmother of Christopher Barrios Jr., the 6-year-old who was kidnapped, molested and strangled March 8, says she is outraged that a judg…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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The man who police claim tampered with evidence and helped to conceal the death of 6-year-old Christopher Barrios Jr. could get out of jail un…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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Peggy Edenfield can save her own life for her alleged involvement in the death of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. by testifying aga…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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A lack of money threatens to delay the death penalty trial for one of the defendants accused of killing 6-year-old Christopher Barrios Jr. in March.

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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A Glynn County Superior Court judge denied a motion filed by lawyers for murder defendant David Edenfield to postpone motion hearings schedule…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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A Brunswick man accused of helping to conceal the death of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. in March will be the first of four peopl…

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A man accused of helping to conceal the body of Christopher Barrios Jr. and tampering with evidence in the death of the 6-year-old could go fr…

Courtroom security for a man accused of molesting and murdering 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. will be low-key enough that it does…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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Mike Barrios, father of murdered 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr., will have the chance to tell a jury how the murder of his son has…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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Results from DNA testing will determine which member of the Edenfield family - son George, father David or mother Peggy - will go to trial fir…

David Edenfield, accused in the molestation and murder of a kindergarten child, and his lawyers were in Glynn County Superior Court Thursday t…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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Mike Barrios sat beside his girlfriend in an almost empty Glynn County courtroom Monday, holding hands and gazing at one of the suspects accus…

Lawyers for a man accused of molesting and murdering a 6-year-old boy were in Glynn County Superior Court Monday to begin arguing procedural motions.

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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A Glynn County Superior Court judge will address a barrage of motions filed by the attorneys for two accused child killers during separate pre…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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The lawyer representing Donald Dale, charged with concealing a death and tampering with evidence in the March slaying of 6-year-old Christophe…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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If attorneys for David Edenfield and his wife, Peggy Edenfield, get their wish, their clients will not be tried in Glynn County.

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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The defense lawyer for Peggy Edenfield, one of three accused murderers of 6-year-old Christopher Barrios Jr., is asking the judge who will ove…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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The public will get to watch as the trial for the woman accused of participating in the murder of Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. prepares to …

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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Sue Rodriguez could barely control herself as she watched it all unfold.

The three people accused in the March 8 abduction and subsequent murder of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. all pleaded not guilty t…

Lawyers for The Brunswick News have notified a Glynn County Superior Court judge that the newspaper will seek to oppose a murder defendant's r…

  • By LAUREN McCALLISTER
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The grandmother of 6-year-old Christopher Barrios Jr., who was allegedly abducted and murdered last month, wants the public to know everything…

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For the first time since he last saw his son alive, Mike Barrios looked into the faces Monday of the four adults accused in his death.

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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The four suspects charged in the death of Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. are to appear in court at 2 p.m. today, but only one is expected to …

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The four people charged in connection with the abduction and murder of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. appeared in Glynn County Sup…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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Glynn County Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett has been assigned to preside over the capital murder case in the killing of Christopher Mic…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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The three persons charged in the death of Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. were read the charges against them during a closed hearing Friday at…

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A Glynn County Grand Jury returned a multiple-count indictment Wednesday, including murder and aggravated molestation charges, against three p…

  • By JOSH RAYBURN and EMILY STRANGER The Brunswick News
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Three days before his body was found, Glynn County police were told 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. had been choked to death.

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The death penalty is being sought for three people being held in the death of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr.

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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When Pam Clark of Brunswick typed her address into a Web site that shows the locations of sex offenders, she was shocked by what she found.

Glynn County police have laid out in search warrants, filed as public documents in Glynn County Magistrate Court, statements and evidence obta…

A state prosecutor stuck with a prior plea deal with George Edenfield, the man police say has told them he killed Christopher Michael Barrios …

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The district attorney of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit says he will seek indictments against the four suspects police say are connected to th…

Christopher Michael Barrios Jr., 6, died Thursday.

Funeral services for Christopher Michael Barrios Jr., who disappeared and was found dead, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Edo Miller & Sons …

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The man police say has told them he killed Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. had appeared in court and was released on probation just three days…

  • By LAUREN McCALLISTER
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Something drew grandmother Sue Rodriguez to the scene of the crime Friday.

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Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering slept for six hours Thursday night.

  • By LAUREN McCALLISTER
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After nearly a week of waning hope and fruitless search, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering spoke the words Thursday no one wanted to hear.

How long had he been lying there, covered but within sight of the road?

The search for Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. began as a sweep for clues investigators hoped would lead them to a missing child:

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The man police say told them he killed 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. was in the custody of the Glynn County Sheriff's Department …

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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Shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, Department of Natural Resources officers Jesse Cook and John Harwell found what hundreds of others had spent a …

Glynn County police discovered the body of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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Police searched land and water Wednesday but ended the day with the same question as the past six: Where is Christopher Michael Barrios Jr.?

Is he cold?

  • By LAUREN McCALLISTER
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In her 30-year tenure as a public school teacher, Julie Bennett has never had a week as hard as this one.

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Four persons jailed in connection with the disappearance of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. are being held separate from other inma…

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Sam Wood never met Christopher Michael Barrios Jr.

  • By JOSH MESSER
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Citizen volunteers who have continued searching for Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. were glad to see Glynn County law officials back on the sc…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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Glynn County police took two men into custody Tuesday who claimed to have helped bury the body of missing 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr.

The community is responding to the apparent abduction of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. of Brunswick with a wide range of emotions…

Glynn County police resumed the ground search Tuesday for 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. following interviews with what law enforc…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued a statewide Levi's Call for Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. on Monday afternoon, four days after th…

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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Six-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr., who has been missing from his home since Thursday evening, has vanished without a trace.

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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A $26,000 reward was offered Saturday in the disappearance of a 6-year-old Glynn County boy.

  • By EMILY STRANGER
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The last time neighbors saw 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. he was playing on a swing set at a mobile home park.

Glynn County police were searching for a missing 6-year-old boy in northern Glynn County Friday.