Search yields dead tortoise inside tool box

A search Friday night by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office yielded a dead tortoise inside of a tool box.

 

According to a news release, investigators responded to a call regarding a strong odor near the intersection of Milledgeville and Golden Camp roads.

Sheriff’s investigators located a suspicious tool box and called in the crime scene unit to process the scene. A large tortoise was found inside, according to Sgt. Michael McDaniel.

Earlier Friday evening, a prayer vigil was held at T.W. Josey High School for missing teen Latania Carwell.

“There is no connection with this tool box, the strong order, or deceased reptile and any ongoing criminal investigation or the missing 16-year-old juvenile,” McDaniel said in the release.

The scene, which was behind AP Gifts and More, attracted a crowd of about 200 onlookers. Authorities set up portable lights to help the investigators.

 

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