Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader said his office believes someone shot and killed Eddie Lanham on Monday night.
Lanham's wife, Renee, called 911 when she got home in the 1800 block of Butler Dairy Road around 10 p.m. Monday.
The sheriff's office and members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have been working the case since then. This morning, Schrader said they found Eddie Lanham with multiple gun shot wounds. They do not look like they were self-inflicted.
"Many individuals have been and continue to be interviewed," Schrader said in a statement. "Initial investigation suggests that the victim was the intended target."
The sheriff has asked anyone with information to call his office at 706-857-3411. Investigators can hide the identity of anyone providing tips, Schrader said.