Vigil held for stabbing victim

Published 2:15 pm Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Dorian Goss is wanted as a suspect in the Oct. 28, 2012 stabbing death of Ervin Flanders Jr. Flanders was stabbed during a party at the Bainbridge Shrine Club off U.S. 84 East.

The family of the late Ervin Flanders Jr. held a candlelight vigil in his memory on the evening of Dec. 26 at God’s Temple of Holy Praise No. 2.

Flanders was stabbed to death while at a party at the Shriners’ Club on Oct. 28, 2012. The suspect in his killing, Dorian Goss, is a fugitive from justice.

Dec. 26 would have been Ervin’s 28th birthday, said his sister, Lashonda Lamb.

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“We’re holding the vigil to mark Ervin’s birthday and to keep alive his memory in the hopes justice can be found,” Lamb said.

Ervin Flanders Jr.

Lamb said her brother was working with his father doing electrical work before his passing. Flanders Jr. left behind two daughters.

Lamb said she would like for people who knew her brother to remember his sense of humor and smile.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Dorian Goss is asked to contact Investigator Redell Walton with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 400-8014.

Reward money is being offered by Decatur County Citizens Against Crime for any information that leads to the arrest of Goss, according to Sheriff Wiley Griffin.


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