Monday, May 7, 2012
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ALBANY, Ga. -- Authorities say that Monquez Taray Jackson, also known as "Quez," is no longer considered a person of interest in connection with a homicide investigation stemming from a man found dead in a wooded area a month ago.
Officials with the Albany Police Department sent out an alert on April 23 stating that Jackson was wanted for questioning in connection with the death of Anthony Westbrook, whose body was discovered on April 4.
A spokeswoman for the APD said Jackson was brought in last week after being spotted at a Krystal restaurant on West Oglethorpe Boulevard. He was questioned by detectives and released.
The spokeswoman also said Monday afternoon that authorities have not identified anyone else they might be looking for in connection with this case, and that it remains an open investigation.
Westbrook, 52, was found dead in a wooded area off the 1800 block of Westtown Road with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities say. He was discovered nude, face down on a mattress.
Sade Britt, 26, was arrested in connection with the slaying last month. She was identified as the person in an SB&T surveillance video who drove Westbrook's Kia Rondo to the bank's ATM machine and attempted to use the deceased man's card.
The vehicle was found on April 6 at 1490 Palmyra Road.
Anyone with additional information on the case is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477).