FBI agents at the headquarters of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia have found no new evidence linking the late Michael Gibson to the murder of a Georgia college student, federal prosecutors said Friday.FBI agents at FBI headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2017.
The FBI and Georgia State Police announced Friday that agents were unable to make new arrests in the case and were looking into new leads in the disappearance of the 22-year-old college student.FBI officials said they found no additional evidence linking Gibson to Breit Gibson, who was reported missing in May 2016.
A federal judge in Georgia ordered the FBI to return Gibson’s remains to her family after the case was closed in January.
The FBI and state police said in a statement Friday that Gibson and Breit had known each other for a year.
They said the two were seen together on social media and that they had an on-again-off-again relationship.
Gibson, who lived in an Atlanta suburb, went missing on May 12, 2016, about three weeks after she graduated from Georgia State University.
The remains of Breit and Gibson were found in the woods of a rural Georgia town about two months later.
Authorities said they were not sure how Gibson died, and that Gibson had a history of mental illness.
The death was ruled a homicide by medical examiners.
A federal judge ordered that Gibson’s body be returned to the family, and the FBI began a second search for her.
Gitson’s parents, John and Janine Gibson, filed a lawsuit against the FBI and the state of Georgia in August 2016, claiming the agency did not follow the proper procedures to identify the body of their daughter and did not provide the family with any updates as to the whereabouts of her remains.
The lawsuit seeks damages for wrongful death.GIBSON’S FAMILY DISAPPEARED FROM TOWN BEFORE HER MURDERES were discoveredGibbs family, including her parents and sister, vanished from the small town of Gibson, Georgia in February 2017.
Her body was found in a creek just outside of town in April.
The authorities said she was not sexually assaulted or killed.
The family’s case remains open, but the FBI said no new leads had emerged.
In a statement on Friday, FBI officials said the agents in the office had been unable to contact Gibson’s family.