On Thursday, a funeral was held for a missing Wilmington Island man who was found dismembered in a friend's home, last week.
Charles "Charlie" Ray, 35, who had Tourettes syndrome was remembered as a man that everyone liked as family and friends packed the St. Peter’s Apostle Church on Wilmington Island on Thursday for a private ceremony.
Ray went missing on Jan. 1, 2013. He was believed to have been with Chad Moretz before he went missing.
On January 11, police came to the home of Moretz on Whitehall Avenue in Savannah, Ga. to ask about his missing friend Ray, but instead of Moretz answering the door his brother-in-law, Kevin Lambert did and told the police that Moretz had a gun and "he's going to kill y'all."
Detectives pulled Lambert out of the house and backed away. Moretz would not come out of the house or let his wife, Kimberly Moretz leave, so SWAT team and a hostage negotiator was called, reports NWCN news.
Four hours later, Moretz's wife ran out of the front door and collapsed in the yard. Moretz followed afterward pointing an AR-15 rifle. He was shot and killed by a member of the SWAT team.
When detectives came into the home the following day, they found trash and a severed head that turned out to belong to the missing man. Authorities also found two hands hidden in a hole behind a kitchen cabinet and the rest of the body wrapped in several different bags in a storage locker in Jasper County, reports Savanna Now news.
Ray had been stabbed more than 40 times according to an autopsy. Moretz's wife told authorities that Moretz and Ray had been drinking and got in to a fight. Moretz stabbed Ray during the fight and then dismembered his body to try and hide it.
"I don't believe there was a motive," said Investigator David Ehsanipoor for the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. "It wasn't a drug deal gone bad or a love triangle. Chad was just crazy."
Kim Moretz and Lambert were charged with concealing the death of Charlie Ray.