The Jackson County Sheriff's Office began working closely with the Houston County Sheriff's Office in Alabama, and on May 10, investigators located a body near Headland, Alabama. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office believes the body is that of Gilley, but autopsy results are still pending. As a result, detectives arrested Marquis Devan McCloud on a charge of capital murder during kidnapping.
McCloud has reportedly been "uncooperative throughout this entire investigation."
According to WDHN-TV, McCloud was initially arrested for violating parole because he crossed state lines by traveling from Alabama to Florida. He and Gilley reportedly knew each other, but the extent of their relationship was not immediately clear.