Body Found in Chattahoochee Identified, Warrants Issued for Roommate
The body has been identified as Ralph Taco McGhee, 39, of Decatur.
Cobb police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have identified a body found in the Chattahoochee River Wednesday as 39-year-old Ralph Taco McGhee of Decatur. As a result, detectives have issued warrants for aggravated assault and felony murder for Hajja Kennyatta Martin, 39, of Decatur. Investigators believe the two men were roommates.
Wednesday two fly fishermen discovered McGhee’s body in the Chattahoochee River near Akers Mill Road. Investigators believed the case was a homicide and asked for the public’s help identifying the body.
Public Information Officer Dana Pierce said Cobb police could not identify the body using their fingerprint database, however GBI was able to identify him with their federal database.
Martin has not been taken into custody and Cobb police have asked that anyone with information about him call 911.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Martin was sentenced to two years in federal prison in 2009 for assaulting a pregnant postal worker. The letter carrier refused to give him a package because the address on the ID he provided did not match that on the package. Martin then reached inside the truck, put it in park and pinned the letter carrier down so he could remove the package. He then fled the scene. It was later discovered that the package contained marijuana.