UPDATE: Two arrested – Geneva body remains found in Holmes County

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GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — During a press conference with the Geneva Police Department, the names of the suspects have been released.

Paul Michael, 41, was arrested and charged with murder and Rebeca Holt, 27, was arrested and charged with hindering prosecution.


GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — On Thursday, April 8, Holmes County Sheriff’s Office investigators were contacted by Geneva Police Department investigators who stated they had received information that a missing person from their city was possibly buried on a piece of property in Holmes County.

HCSO investigators obtained a search warrant for a piece of property off Peak Rd.

On Friday, April 9, HCSO, along with Geneva Police Department, Geneva County Sheriff’s Office, FDLE, Alabama State Bureau of Investigation, the State Attorney Office and cadaver dogs from Bay County Sheriff’s Office, executed the search warrant in an effort to locate the grave site.

Late Friday evening, a grave and human remains was located.

The FDLE mobile crime scene unit excavated the remains, and they were transported to the medical’s examiner office in Panama City for an autopsy and to confirm the identity of the remains.

Geneva Police Department is investigating the situation and will release more information when available.


HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a location in northwest Holmes County after receiving information about a possible body being buried. 

Law enforcement officials recovered a body from the area off Peak Rd. late Friday afternoon.

FDLE Crime Scene investigators are also on scene, as are the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office, Geneva Police Department, and Alabama Bureau of Investigation. 

There is no danger to the public, but Sheriff John Tate asks that the public stay away from the area.

No additional details are being released at this time, but we will up you on this breaking story as soon as more information is available.

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