The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released this statement Sunday evening: The GBI was requested by Emerson Police this morning at 9:00 AM to assist in a kidnapping and armed robbery investigation at a residence in the 100 block of 11th Street in Emerson. The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Herbert Perkinson, Jr About an hour after the reported kidnapping, the victim was discovered alongside I-75 in Cherokee County by a passerby on the Interstate who called 911. The victim was transported to a Kennesaw hospital where he was pronounced dead. The homicide investigation is active and ongoing as GBI Agents, Emerson Police and the Cherokee County Investigators are working together to determine what happened and locate those responsible. An autopsy will be scheduled and performed by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur.