The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is releasing more details on the body found Friday in Macon County as authorities try to identify the dead man.
The body was found at 5:50 p.m. on a road in a rural area in the northwest part of the county, the GBI says. The man was white, 20-30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 160-180 pounds, with a small frame, medium build and reddish-brown hair.
The man also had some significant surgery on his right leg, apparently, as it had a metal rod and four pins. The GBI says a medical examiner during an autopsy determined from markings on the surgical rod that it was used for pediatric implants. Agents now are in contact with the manufacturer to see if they can learn where the surgery was performed.
The dead man was wearing South Pole brand denim shorts with a 36-inch waist, a light-gray T-shirt with a black rooster emblem on the front, and a leather belt with silver studs. Investigators believe the body had been there only about 24 hours.
Anyone who can help identify the man is asked to call the bureau’s Americus office at 229-931-2439 or its tip line at 1-800-597-8477.