Who are Robert Aaron Long's parents? Here's how they helped cops track him down after seeing him in CCTV pics

Long was caught 150 miles south of Atlanta, on his way to Florida. That quick arrest was made in part thanks to Long's parents, who notified police after seeing his photos


                            Who are Robert Aaron Long's parents? Here's how they helped cops track him down after seeing him in CCTV pics
Robert Aaron Long was arrested on March 16 after he went on a shooting spree across Atlanta (Cherokee County Police)
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When Robert Aaron Long went on a killing spree in Georgia, he hit three locations before being apprehended by officials in Crisp County. He was caught 150 miles south of Atlanta, on his way to Florida. That quick arrest was made in part thanks to Long's parents, who notified police after seeing his photos. 

Following Long's first attack at Young's Asian parlor in Cherokee County, officials published surveillance footage of the gunman. "Shortly thereafter, we were contacted by members of [Long’s] family indicating that that may be their son,” Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds said in a press conference. The family shared Long's phone information, allowing cops to track and apprehend him.

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According to police, officers rammed his Hyundai off the road to take him into custody where he is said to have confessed to the killings. Here's what we know about his parents that helped end Long's violence.

Robert Aaron Long (Cherokee County Police)

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Who are Long's parents?

Police have not identified who Long's parents are. The only information available is that they lived in Woodstock. According to a former classmate, Long's father was a youth minister or a pastor. Long also has a sister, who graduated in 2020. Along with phone information, Long's parents also allowed police to track their son using a tracker that had been put on his car. 

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Early reports said that the family attended Crabapple First Baptist Church, about 14 miles away from their home. The church has featured Long in the past, with photos and videos of the family available on their website and social media. The church has now taken down all its social media profiles and restricted its website, so no more information can be obtained. Long's social profiles have also been deleted. 

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According to Heavy, Long's father has also deleted his Facebook page while his mother did not appear to have a social media account. CNN managed to find Long's grandparents in Morristown, Tennessee. Margrett Long, his grandmother, told CNN, "All I want to say is that he is our grandson and we still love him very much." CNN also reported that Long was kicked out of his parent's house the previous night, due to his sexual addiction. 

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We will update this story when we have more information.