Cobb Police on Friday announced that an Atlanta man has been charged in connection to human remains found earlier this week at a Kennesaw address.
James Bradshaw Clement, 31, has been charged with concealing a death and had agreed to turn himself in to the Cobb County Adult Detention Center as of Friday afternoon, but had not done so and was not in custody as of Friday evening, according to Officer Alicia Chilton, spokesperson for Cobb Police.
The remains found Tuesday at a Farmbrook Trail home are believed to be that of Chase Massner, a former Army veteran last seen at the house on the afternoon of March 27, 2014, but Chilton said positive identification had not been determined by the Cobb Medical Examiner’s office. A cause of death has yet to be determined.
The home is in a neighborhood south of Hawkins South Road, and located just east of Interstate 575 and west of Noonday Creek.
Clement had been a former resident of the home and an acquaintance of Massner’s, Chilton told the MDJ, though the exact nature of the two’s relationship was not specified.
Massner, a husband and father of two, was 26 at the time of his disappearance. He had worked at a QuikTrip convenience store on Bells Ferry Road in Kennesaw and had served a year in Iraq as a military police officer, a family friend told the MDJ in 2014.
A Cherokee County police report at the time said Massner, who was honorably discharged from the Army in 2011, had been having disagreements with his wife for a few days leading up to his disappearance. The police report also said he had had some trouble with his mental state.