Family of Griffin man found dead in abandoned car speaks out - CBS46 News

Family of Griffin man found dead in abandoned car speaks out

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It's been two months since 19-year-old Devontavious McClain went missing from the Griffin house he shared with his mother and sister.

They spoke exclusively to CBS Atlanta's Sonia Moghe on Sunday night, under the condition that their faces or names wouldn't be shared. They are living in fear because McClain's killer has not been caught.

McClain's mother said she didn't feel that Griffin police treated her son's case with enough urgency because she felt they considered him a runaway.

"I didn't give up hope," McClain's mother said. "But I knew that something was wrong with my son after he did not come home because he never did this before."

When McClain's car was found at an abandoned apartment complex, authorities had a difficult time identifying the body they found in the trunk because it was so badly decomposed. But McClain's mother said her son was so close to her and his sister that he had tattooed their names on top of his hands. Those tattoos were what helped investigators finally identify McClain.

"She told me that she picked up my name, his sister's name, but half of my name was gone," McClain's mother said in tears.

McClain's sister said that because she felt that Griffin police weren't doing enough to investigate his disappearance, his family made flyers and drove around trying to find him. Now his sister said she only wants one thing from police.

"I just want them to find out who did this - that's all I want them to do," McClain's sister said. "And why, I just want to know why him. What did he do that was so serious that you had to kill him and abandon him - just leave him for two whole months."

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