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Remembering Ernie Walthour Sr.

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LIBERTY COUNTY, GA -

In Liberty County-- shock and questions tonight about the death of a well-known coach.

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office says the body of Ernie Walthour Senior was found early this morning outside a mobile home on Lewis Frasier Drive. Authorities say they are investigating the case as a murder and robbery and they need help in solving this crime.

Tonight the midway community gathered to remember Walthour.

A vigil took place at the Saint James Sports Center, where Walthour served as sports director.

Dana King, Jr. remembers Walthour as not only a great coach and man, but so much more.

"This was really devastating. He was a father, a son, a good man. This is really hard. He was our friend. He was everybody's friend."

An estimated 300 people attended Wathour's vigil tonight.

The investigation is ongoing.

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