A former Golden Gate Estates man whose father awaits trial in the shooting death of his mother at a North Naples hospital was killed after a police standoff at his Georgia home, where investigators found body parts of a missing man.
A Savannah, Ga., SWAT team late Friday gunned down Chad Moretz, 34, at his Rincon, Ga., one-story home. Police killed Moretz after a nearly five-hour standoff that began when authorities say Moretz held his wife, Kimberly Moretz, hostage.
At the home, investigators found the partial remains of a Savannah man who went missing New Year's Eve. Effingham County, Ga., deputies said they believe Moretz was responsible for the missing man's death. Other body parts of the missing man were found in Jasper County, S.C., Effingham investigators told the Savannah Morning News.
Moretz's father, Jeffrey Moretz, awaits trial in Collier County in the July 2009 shooting death of his wife, Christine Moretz, 53, at Physicians Regional—Pine Ridge. He faces a second-degree murder charge in her shooting death and awaits trial.
During an August 2009 statement to investigators, Jeffrey Moretz discussed his son's anger management issues. He said Chad was seeing a psychiatrist and seeing his son's mental condition improve was "one of our main goals for our life."
Moretz also discussed how Chad became angry with him at times, swore and threw objects at him, court records show. He told investigators that Chad had attacked him in the past and blackened his face.
Moretz's wife, Kimberly, and her brother, Kevin Lambert, were arrested and charged with concealing a body.
Chad Moretz grew up in Ohio, where he graduated from Perkins High School near Sandusky. He told investigators in a 2009 statement that he worked as a building contractor and remodeler for his father in Collier County.