SAVANNAH, GA (June 26, 2012):  A 39-year-old Savannah man is being charged in the June 2011 disappearance of Christopher Allen Mooney.

 Anthony Ingram has been charged with the murder of the 52-year-old Savannah auto salesman who was reported missing from his cottage on the 200 block of East 52nd Street on June 6, 2011. Ingram was served today at the Chatham County Detention Center where he was being held on other charges.

 A search of his residence led police to open a missing person investigation but they continued to consider the possibility of foul play. The victim’s body has not been found.

Ingram was charged during an on-going investigation by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Criminal Investigations detectives. They worked closely with the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab and Medical Examiner’s Office.

 SCMPD detectives have remained in close contact with the Mooney family throughout the investigation. The family issued the following statement:

 “We would like to thank the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, and especially Detective Jonathan Puhala, for all of their hard work and persistence on this case. This year has been extraordinarily difficult for our family, and today’s announcement helps us to achieve a small degree of closure. Chris was a special person, and we all loved him deeply, as did his many, many friends throughout Savannah and beyond. He touched many lives, and for each person there is a special loss that cannot be measured.

   “It is our hope that the love that Chris shared with so many can live on in each of us.

 “During this difficult time we ask that you respect our privacy.  Questions can be directed to the Public Affairs Office of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.”

 Police are continuing to investigate and collect evidence. Anyone who may have information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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