Attorney General Takes Over Murder Investigation

The Attorney General’s office is confirming that it’s taken over a murder investigation in Van Buren County because a relative of Sheriff Dan Abbott is now being investigated. Reportedly the gun used to kill Eddie “EJ” Holland during a sour drug deal in Lion’s Park in February belonged to the Sheriff’s son. He is a friend of the prime suspect in the killing, Thurman Fletcher, who has been charged with open murder. The State Police will conduct the actual investigation, and turn over their investigation file to the Attorney General’s office for any additional charges.