Lachancey Williams, 40, death latest – person of interest named after body found by workers in a toolbox in Georgia

A PERSON of interest has been named in the death of Lachancey Williams after a body was found by workers in a toolbox in Polk County, Georgia.

The news comes as authorities announced that Eric K. Hooper has been charged with murder in connection to the case.


Hooper, 28, been extradited to Alabama from Polk County. He has a $1.5 million bond.

Police are still seeking another person of interest in the case as they continue to investigate.

Officials are searching for Nick Silvers, 38, of Alabama, according to Cherokee County, Alabama Sheriff Jeff Shaver.

With the victim from Georgia and both Hooper and Silvers on record as Alabama residents, police continue to investigate the connection between the two states.

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However, Polk County Jail records obtained by 11Alive indicate Hooper had a residence in Cedartown, which is where Williams resided.

In March, Public Works Department employees discovered a toolbox in Cedartown while on the job.

Crews opened the toolbox to find a body, according to Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd.

An obituary for Williams says he had been self-employed as a painter for years.

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

Williams was an Alabama football fan who also enjoyed fishing.

He leaves behind five children, four siblings, and a handful of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The Cherokee County, Alabama Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding Silvers.

Anyone with information is urged to call the office's Chief Investigator at 256-927-3365 or 256-557-5466

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