ALERT: GBI searches for identity of murdered man

By Andrew Wittenberg  - bio | email | Twitter

DECATUR, GA (WTVM-TV)– The GBI and the Macon County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's help in identifying a body found on Friday at approximately 5:00 p.m. alongside a rural Macon County road near the Macon-Taylor County line.

The body of a white male. approximately 6 feet tall, 140-160 lbs, with brown hair, was spotted by a passing school bus driver and students.  The white male was wearing South Pols denim shorts, size 36" waist, a light-grey T-shirt with a black rooster emblem on the front and a leather belt with silver studs.

An autopsy today at the GBI crime lab in Decatur revealed that this individual had had surgery on his right thigh at some point during his life. The GBI Medical Examiner found a surgical rod and 4 pins in the right thigh. The cause of death is not being released at this time due to the investigative value but the death is being treated as a homicide.  It does not appear at this point that this individual is from the Macon County/Taylor County area.

Anyone with information on the identity of this person is asked to call the GBI tip line at 1-800-597-TIPS.  

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