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GBI Investigating Unique Cases of Unidentified Remains Across Georgia's Counties

The GBI has compiled a roster of unidentified remains, encompassing numerous men and women discovered deceased in various Georgia counties. Some individuals were recovered solely as skeletal remains, while others were located over a year after they died. The causes and manners of death for some cases remain undetermined, whereas in others, signs point to homicide.

In the third installment of our Unidentified Remains series, we delve into four cases, each presenting unique circumstances distinct from the others.

Seminole County, 2009

On April 24, 2009, authorities discovered the body of a Hispanic male on Ned-Alday River Road near Feather Field Farms in Seminole County.

GBI officials reported that the male was clad in a striped polo shirt, Ralph Lauren blue jeans, a Nautica belt, and Tommy Hilfiger underwear.

Investigators describe the unidentified male as weighing between 128 to 150 lbs. and standing at a height of 5’11”.

If you possess any information concerning this case, kindly contact the GBI Thomasville Office at (229) 225-4090.

Jackson County, 2008

According to GBI officials, on Saturday, April 19, 2008, the skull and four cervical vertebrae of a white male was found by hikers in Jefferson, Georgia. Officials said that the remains were found in Jackson County near the Oconee River Bridge near I-85.

Investigators believe that the time of death was approximately a year and a half, and the cause of death was determined to be homicide.

Weight, Height, and eye color was unknown, but investigators believe he had curly black hair and his birth range was from 1943 to 1976.

If you have any information, please call the GBI Athens Office at (706) 552-2309.

Meriwether County, 2007

In 2007, the unidentified remains of a black male were discovered off Bob White Road in Meriwether County, stated the GBI.

Officials stated that on January 13, 2007, the remains were found 7/10 of a mile from the intersection of Old Durand Road less than five miles southwest of the City of Greenville.

The body, officials stated, was in a wooded area around 150 feet from the dam of a small pond on the property.

Officials stated they believe the date of death is between two weeks and two months from the time of the discovery.

The male, per officials, was between 5’6” and 6’2” tall, with no other physical description available.

GBI officials encourage anyone with information to contact their Columbus office at (706) 565-7888.

Doughtery County, 1972

On December 16, 1972, the remains of a black male was found in Doughtery County near Piney Woods Creek Bridge on Highway 257.

The man was discovered with brown Oxford type shoes with holes worn through soles, white boxer shorts, khaki work pants, a light colored print shir with stays in the collar, a 34” in waist belt.

GBI officials also added that the man had extremely poor dental hygiene.

According to officials, the male weighed 185 lbs., stood around 5’10”, and was 35 years old.

Contact the GBI Sylvester Office at (229) 777-2080.

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