On Monday, February 23rd, 2015 Brunswick Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Amherst Street in reference to an unresponsive black male. Upon arrival Officers found forty-five old Derrick John Smith deceased from injuries received from an assault. The case is being investigated as a homicide.

The family had reported Mr. Smith missing on Thursday, February 19th. Officers had attempted contact at his residence on Amherst Street but to no avail. Today family members entered the residence and found Mr. Smith inside unresponsive. They immediately notified emergency services at approximately 12:50 P.M.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Erik Hartshorn at 912-267-5559, the Silent Witness Hotline at 912-267-5516, or