Update: The decomposed body found in woods near Greenville is investigated as a homicide, Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith said today.
The sheriff didn't specify why the case is now a homicide investigation. Authorities have made probable identification of the remains but the finding has not been confirmed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and family members. More information will be released with positive identification.
The sheriff said the investigation has expanded with assistance from Coweta County Sheriff's Office and the GBI Crime Scene Unit and Crime Lab. A missing vehicle in the case was found today in a wooded area of Primrose Circle. Ground units were directed to the vehicle and it was recovered. " We have transported the vehicle to our agency for further processing by the GBI Crime Scene Unit," Smith said. Original Story: A partially decomposed body was found Monday afternoon in the 100 block of Primrose Circle near Todd Road north of Greenville, the Meriwether County Sheriff's office said Tuesday.
Sheriff Chuck Smith said investigators are waiting for autopsy results on the man's body from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation but the death is suspicious in nature. The body was found about 5:30 p.m. and appears to be a white male.
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Authorities canvassed the wooded area to determine if anyone saw anything in connection with the death. Area law enforcement agencies also have been contacted to check on missing persons reports.
Deputies sealed off the area during the investigation. The GBI Crime Scene Unit assisted investigators in processing the scene, Smith said
Anyone with information on the death should call the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office at 706-672-6647 or 706- 672-4489.