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Daekwon Jacorbian Hines

Age 17

Thomson, Georgia

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Every day, he and his mother would send each other a good morning text. 

His mother wanted to keep him from the hectic life in Richmond County, Georgia so he moved to live with his grandmother in the small city of Thomson. There, he seemed on the right track and always kept up with his mother.

Daekwon Jacorbian Hines, 17, was found dead in the woods behind his grandmother’s house, on May 14, 2018, three days after being reported missing. He was killed execution-style with a black bag over his head. After his death, his mother continued to send him good morning texts, expecting no response.

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Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

Yaleah Hall

Sister, daughter, dancer, since day one

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Rashaad Izil Wisher

One brother buried. Then another one.

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Elijah Foster

Dope Boy Gang. One less member.

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Ty'Dre Shyheim Hailey

She didn’t know it was real

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings