Jimmy Anglin was reported missing in November 2017. He was not confirmed dead until last week, when Oglethorpe County and GBI detectives received test results on key evidence.
Photo: Athens Banner-Herald
Photo: Athens Banner-Herald

Brothers arrested in death of Georgia man reported missing 2 years ago

A pair of Banks County brothers were arrested this week after evidence linked them to a the death of a 27-year-old man reported missing nearly two years ago, authorities said.

Jimmy Anglin disappeared in November 2017 from Oglethorpe County, about 92 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. His girlfriend said he received a phone call from a man asking him to tag along on an errand to Athens, the Athens Banner-Herald reported. 

They left together in the man’s vehicle, and the woman never saw Anglin again, according to the newspaper. The line was dead when she called his family’s home to check on him later that night.

For several moths, the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office could not confirm foul play was involved. The case went cold until November 2018, when a lead was investigated and “substantial evidence” was located, the agency said on Facebook. 

“The evidence required testing in order to confirm it was related to the missing person case of Jimmy Anglin,” sheriff’s officials said in a post announcing the arrests. It went off to the GBI, and the investigation was dormant again.

Last week, Oglethorpe County investigators received the test results “that tied the case together,” the sheriff’s office said, leading to the arrests of brothers Robert and Steve Jordan.

Robert David Jordan, 55, was arrested on a charge of felony murder in connection with Anglin’s death. He was taken into custody Thursday in Banks County with the assistance of deputies and state troopers there.

Robert David Jordan
Photo: Oglethorpe County Sheriff's Office

Steve Jordan, 52, was arrested earlier in the week on a charge of concealing a death.

No further information has been released on what evidence investigators uncovered, if Anglin’s body was found or how the Jordan brothers are believed to be connected to him.

The GBI has taken the lead on the case, according to the Oglethorpe agency. 

Update on missing person Jimmy Anglin. Jimmy Anglin was reported missing in November 2017 from Oglethorpe County. The...

Posted by Oglethorpe County Georgia Sheriff's Office on Thursday, September 19, 2019

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