LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — The FBI is now offering a reward for information that could lead to a man connected to the deaths of two Athens men whose bodies were found in a storage unit back in March.
Derrick Ruff and Joshua Jackson had been missing for months before they were discovered dead from multiple gunshot wounds at Extra Space Storage in Gwinnett County on March 17. They were apparently murdered inside the unit, police said.
The men went missing just days before Christmas.
“He meant everything to the family,” Jackson’s father Gerald said in March.
The FBI announced Thursday it was offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of one of the two suspects in the murders, 32-year-old Robert Carlisle, also known as “Different.” He is wanted as a fugitive by federal authorities, and has been charged with concealing the death of another in the deaths of Ruff and Jackson.
The other original suspect in the case, 30-year-old Lesley Green, is in custody.
Police were led to Ruff’s and Jackson’s bodies after wiretapped phone calls revealed Green and Carlisle talking about disposing of the bodies.
Carlisle referred to the bodies as “spoiled milk” and that he “needed to contact the janitor to clean it up,” an arrest warrant said.
Police said there was no apparent tie between the victims and the suspects, though they said they believed the murders were linked through Green and Carlisle to the Gangster Disciples --a gang considered extremely violent and highly sophisticated by authorities.
The FBI said Carlisle is known to hang around Lithonia, Stone Mountain and Decatur, and should be considered armed and dangerous.
He is described by the FBI as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
The bureau is asking anyone with information on Carlisle whereabouts to contact its Atlanta office at 770-216-3000.