Two arrests made in Florence homicide investigation, victim's vehicle still missing

2 arrests made in Florence homicide investigation
Published: Jun. 23, 2018 at 6:10 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 26, 2018 at 1:48 PM CDT
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If anyone sees or has information on the whereabouts of Cobb's vehicle, they are asked to...
If anyone sees or has information on the whereabouts of Cobb's vehicle, they are asked to contact police. (Source: Florence Police Department)

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - UPDATE: Authorities in Florence have made two arrests in a homicide investigation that began on Friday.

Florence police announced on Tuesday that Hannah Burrows, 18, and Jesse James Parker, 31, both of Memphis, have been arrested and charged with the murder of Christopher Cobb.

Cobb's vehicle, which was discovered to be missing during the investigation, has not yet been found.

Captain Brad Holmes with the Florence Police Department says that officers responded to a "welfare check" at Four Seasons Apartments on Helton Drive at 5:30 on Friday.

Family members contacted police after they were unable to contact Christopher "Devan" Cobb, 23, at his apartment.

Detectives began a homicide investigation after finding Cobb deceased inside his apartment. Cobb lived in that apartment with his wife, who was out of town at the time, according to police. They also say it is believed at this time that Cobb was killed either late Thursday or early Friday morning.

Florence police are set to hold a press conference at 1 p.m. on Tuesday regarding the investigation.

Holmes says that during the investigation, they discovered that Cobb's vehicle, a dull black 2008 Suzuki Forenza with an Alabama license plate 41FV985, was removed from the scene by an unknown person. There is said to be tape over the driver's side window of the vehicle.

Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for that vehicle. If anyone sees it, they are asked to contact police immediately.

"It was not located on the scene. Based on the conversations with family members, it should have been here. It's not." Holmes said of the victim's vehicle.

The cause and manner of Cobb's death are not being released at this time.

"Our message to the community is to contact the police department if you have any information about Mr. Cobb or any of the circumstances that led to his death." said Holmes.

Authorities are continuing to investigate this situation. Holmes says their goal is to identify those responsible for Cobb's death and bring them to justice.

Police could not speak to a possible motive at this point in their investigation.

Holmes says that detectives have not stopped since the case began on Friday.

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