Shock new details emerge after murdered dad found inside toolbox at side of highway as cops hunt for person of interest

Shock new details emerge after murdered dad found inside toolbox at side of highway as cops hunt for person of interest

April 25, 2022

A BODY has been found stuffed inside an abandoned toolbox that had been left at the side of the road.

Eric Hooper, of Alabama, has been arrested and charged with murder after dad-of-five LaChancey Williams, 40, was found dead in Georgia on March 15.


Road workers in Polk County discovered the body wrapped in tarp.

One thought it was a mannequin but called 911 after realizing there was a person inside the toolbox, Fox5 reported.

Hooper, 28, is in custody but cops want to quiz Nick Silvers, 38, who has been identified as a person of interest.

He was booked into Cherokee County jail after being extradited.

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He’s being held on a $1.5million bond, according to cops.

Silver has not been charged as investigations continue.   

Williams was from Cedartown and his death has left residents in the city reeling.

Rudy Martinez Jr told WSB-TV: “To be honest, just stuff that you see in movies. It’s shocking. A little scary to be honest.”

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Williams was an Alabama football fan who also enjoyed fishing.

An online obituary reads: "He never held anything back but would give you the shirt off of his back."

Cops are investigating both Silver and Hooper's connections to Georgia as they're both Alabama residents.

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Anyone with information should call Chief Investigator Tony Monroy, of Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, at 256-927-3365.

Tips can also be filed anonymously via the Sheriff's Office website.


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