The body found on Tuesday, buried in the backyard of a Kennesaw, Georgia, home, was likely that of Chase Massner. It’s been three years since he disappeared, but friends, family members, and concerned parties refused to give up on the Iraq war veteran. Thanks to hard work of the Cobb County Cold Unit in Marietta, the case is on its way to being solved, and the next step is justice for Chase.
CrimeOnline learned from the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office that the body found off of Farmbrook Trail in Kennesaw on Tuesday was indeed a human body. The identity of has not been officially confirmed, but authorities indicated that it’s probably Chase Massner, a U.S. Army veteran who has been missing since March 2014.
Chase was last seen at Brad Clement’s home, a friend who supposedly consoled him the night he disappeared, after Chase had an argument with his wife, Amanda Massner. The body was found buried in the backyard under a makeshift concrete slab that the Cobb County Cold Case Unit (C4), who received the case earlier this year, took note of. C4 later ordered in cadaver dogs. Two dogs picked up human remain scents in the same spot, under the home’s rear deck.
Clement vehemently denied any involvement in Chase’s disappearance. Last night, he told Daniel Wilkerson of CBS46 that he was “set up” and believed that someone planted Chase’s body in the backyard of the Kennesaw home.
“I wasn’t there half the time! Everybody f******* knew that I had the whole house to myself and f****** all the media and everything was all on me after that sh**….Why the f*** would I do that on my property?”
Clement claimed that although he didn’t feel he ever needed to, he would likely “lawyer up.”
So far, no arrests have been made.
In this episode of “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace,” Nancy digs into the case with a few of the ladies from the Justice for Chase Massner team, Chase’s battle buddy, Brian Hopkins, and special guest, CBS 46 investigative reporter, Daniel Wilkerson. All of us at CrimeOnline are hoping for justice for Massner and his family.
Finding Chase Massner Episode 1: Who, what, when, where?
Finding Chase Massner Episode 2: A mother’s search for answers
Finding Chase Massner Episode 3: Nancy’s surprise visit with key witness
Finding Chase Massner Episode 4: Mom confronts man accused of knowing where Chase is
Finding Chase Massner Episode 5 BOMBSHELL: Wife wanted answers, didn’t know who to trust
Finding Chase Massner Episode 6: You called, we answered
Finding Chase Massner Episode 7: Wife of missing veteran speaks exclusively with CrimeOnline
Finding Chase Massner Ep. 8: Wife suffers cyberbullying & ‘horrible gossip’
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