GBI asks public to help identify homicide victim

GBI sketch of the unidentified victim
GBI sketch of the unidentified victim

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MACON COUNTY, GA  (WTVM) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is asking the public's assistance in identifying a man.

Friday evening around 6:00, investigators found the body of a white man in rural  Macon County, GA.   We're told his body was spotted by a passing school bus driver and students on a rural road in NW Macon County, GA.

He is described as around 20 to 30 years of age, around 6'0, approximately 160 to 180 pounds, small-framed with medium length reddish-brown hair.  He was wearing South Pole denim shorts (size 36" waist), a leather belt with silver studs, and a light-grey t-shirt with a black rooster emblem in the front.

An autopsy report revealed that he had surgery on his thigh as some point in his life. Officials note the victim has a surgical metal rod inside his right thigh with four pins. 

Agents tell us they are using numbers and symbols on the surgical rod to locate the manufacturer and possibly  determine which hospital performed the surgery.

The cause of death is not being released at this time because the case is being treated as a homicide.

We're told it does not appear that this man is from Macon County or Taylor County, GA. 
If you have any information that could help Macon County authorities identify this missing person, please call the GBI tip line at 1-800-597-TIPS.

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