UPDATE: Missing UAH student, Navy veteran found murdered in Georgia

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police say the body of a missing Huntsville man, Antonio “Tony” Moore, has been found in Georgia.

Antonio Moore (Photo: Huntsville Police Dept.)

Antonio “Tony” Moore (Photo: Huntsville Police Dept.)

Moore’s body was found in a wooded area in Heard County, Georgia on September 23.  The Georgia Bureau of Investigations said the body was partially decomposed, and used medical records to identify Moore.

The GBI says hunters found the body near U.S. Highway 27 and Edwards Road.

The GBI says Moore died of a gunshot wound.  Dimitri Merci Jackson, 29, has been charged with Moore’s murder.

Moore, a UAH student, was reported missing last month.  His family says they had not seen him since September 1.  The Chicago native studied at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and his family and 18-year-old daughter live in Atlanta.  WHNT News 19 spoke with them last weekend about their search for answers.

Jackson, the suspect, is also a student at UAH.

WHNT News 19 is working to get more information on this developing story.   Check WHNT.com throughout the day for updates.