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Man arrested 6 months after body found along railroad tracks in NE Atlanta

A man was arrested Monday in connection with a northeast Atlanta homicide over six months ago.

Elkenno Williams, 34, of Atlanta, faces a murder charge in the homicide case of 45-year-old Xavier Thicklin, who was found dead along railroad tracks in the 1300 block of Plasters Avenue on April 9, Atlanta police said in a news release.

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Xavier Thicklin (Photo: Atlanta Police Department)

Thicklin had been shot at least once, police said. He was last seen entering a car at a Chevron gas station in the 2100 block of Monroe Drive, which is about two minutes from where his body was found by railroad employees.

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Plasters Avenue is a dead-end road that runs parallel to I-85 that is mostly used by railroad employees, police said. Because of this, there are no surveillance cameras in the area. 

Williams is currently in the Fulton County Jail without bond, according to jail records. 

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