Capt. Earl Humphries said he was leaving for court Thursday morning, Jan. 31, when Marcus D. Hoskins called the sheriff’s department wanting to talk to Investigator Calvin Pitts. The captain took the call and told Hoskins that Pitts had taken a vacation day. He also told the caller he was headed to court to testify in a bond hearing and someone else would help him.
“That’s when he told me he had murdered his wife, and I told him I’d be right there,” Humphries recalled.
The captain said he took Investigator Kenny Allen with him and picked Hoskins up on Bethune Avenue. He said the suspect then directed them to the murder scene, which was off Cochran Short Road near the trailhead of Bond Swamp.
After the body of Hurley Danielle Thompson Hoskins was found, Humphries said he notified the sheriff offices of both Twiggs and Bibb counties because the scene was near their borders.
“The body was in the woods off a walking trail. It was obvious she had been shot,” he said.
The location was determined to be in Twiggs County, and, when Sheriff Darren Mitchum arrived, the scene was turned over to him.
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