2 men accused of covering up death
by Lindsay Field
January 07, 2013 11:56 PM | 41888 views | 12 12 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Ricardo Harris
Ricardo Harris
Ancil Neil
Ancil Neil
MARIETTA — Marietta Police are investigating a “death under suspicious circumstances” after two men were arrested last week on charges of concealing a woman’s death at a local hotel.

Ricardo Laron Harris, 32, and Ancil Anthony Neil, 24, have been arrested and charged with felony concealing a death on accusations they covered up the death of Yvonne James, who was killed in a hotel room in the 2300 block of Delk Road around 4 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Arrest records indicate that Harris is from Rochester, N.Y., and was arrested Jan. 1. Neil, who is from Austell and was arrested Jan. 2, was also charged with misdemeanor tampering with evidence and theft by taking. They both remain in the Cobb County Jail without bond.

According to the warrant, Harris is accused of going into the hotel room around 4 a.m. to find James dead in the bathtub.

He reportedly contacted Neil in the parking lot of the local hotel to help him remove James’ body from the tub, place her on the floor in the bedroom and wipe down the room with Harris’ shirt to hide any fingerprints, the warrant states.

“(Harris) waited until 6:01 a.m. to call 911 to obtain assistance for the victim,” according to police. “The victim was pronounced dead at (WellStar) Kennestone Hospital (in Marietta).”

Neil is also accused of taking the victim’s cell phone.

“The motel video camera captures the accused running into the room at 6:06 a.m. and then quickly leave,” Neil’s arrest warrant states. “At 6:24 a.m., the cell phone used a cell tower at (a residence in the 1300 block of Mimosa Drive in Marietta). A witness at the motel observed the accused handling the cell phone and wiping finger prints off it.”

Officer David Baldwin with Marietta Police said, “We’re investigating a death under suspicious circumstances, and two people have been arrested. The investigation is still ongoing, and other charges could be pending.”
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January 31, 2013
Ricardo is a nice guy and he always been a quite and sweet person. I just pray for the girl's family and Ricardo's family. I don't know the other guy.
January 28, 2013
You Can't Say That Because You Never know What Someone Is Capible of He Killed My Cousin and Left Her There For Dead I Don't Care What The Case May have Been The Point Is Why.... And to Ms.Apple She Isn't Dat Girl Her Name Is Yvonne And She Didnt Deserve To Die nobody does not Even Anybody In Your Family. Both Of Them Are Stupid And Dont Have Any Since.
Army Cousin
January 21, 2013
Ricardo Harris is my cousin I've known him all my life and he would never do something like this or conduct himself in this type of manner.
RIT Student
January 19, 2013
So whats the update? Was it these guys who killed her or is there any story behind James' death? Please write more articles about this.


I know Ricardo aka Rico.


Doesnt want to be named.
January 18, 2013
I've know Ricardo since the late 90's. That man wouldn't harm a single soul. I pray they get down to the bottom of this. It's a sad situation all the way around. my heart goes out to the loved ones of all parties involved in this.
Ms Apple
January 14, 2013
I know RICARDO HARRIS,I have know him 5 years n I know he isn't a bad guy ,he is very good guy dat I've know him I don't believe dat he did dat to dat girl maybe I wrong but I know myself dat he is very good guy to me I sorry dat y'all didn't like him for what he did to dat girl but I have know him better then dat he don't harm nobody
January 11, 2013
What??!!! I know who Ricardo is.. How???????? I can't say it sighs.. Come on...
January 08, 2013
Dumb Is, As Dumb Does: I mean...just look at these two...not a "thought" between them!
south cobb poverty
January 08, 2013
I count 5 recent murders in the area,... am I missing any?

2 in Smyrna, one, Austell, the one on Griggs Street & this. And a rise in armed robberies, esp. violent armed robberies, also car jacking in Smyrna.

Crime is on the rise, no doubt. South Cobb is taking on South Dekalb. The demographics in Smyrna have swung into a noticeable lower income/poverty class.

This is what happens when folks are silent & don't hold their local elected officials accountable.

Smyrna has not done ONE thing to bring any quality companies in the last 10 years!!

Get out while you can, is my advice!
No "PC" Here
January 08, 2013
These two makes me take a whole new look at the Civil War. Truly, I ask myself, was it worth it?
Praying For All
July 11, 2013
I've known Ricardo all his life since he was brought into this world. What has happened is a SAD SITUATION!!! In my heart I dont believe he killed anybody but his BIGGEST MISTAKES was going there in the first place & his second mistake was doing the right thing by calling the police. Now he has to pay for not making the right choice. Now my ? is WHY wasnt this young lady in college or even with family. BUT I dont know the circumstances & really none of my business. God knows what happen & I pray that justice be done for all. My prayers go out to the FAMILIES of ALL THE VICTIMS bc YOU ALL are burying a child, brother, father, uncle or cousin just in a different way.
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