Skeleton found in south Georgia woods

Police, GBI hope to discover identity

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 7:48 AM
Last updated 7:55 PM
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The Brantley County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking for clues to identify a skeleton found off Georgia 110 north of the Atkinson community.

Hunters found the skeletal remains about 3 p.m. Tuesday in a wooded area and contacted the Sheriff’s Office, said Mike McDaniel, special agent in charge of the GBI’s Kingsland office.

Investigators worked the scene Tuesday until a heavy thunderstorm forced them to stop but had collected part of the skeleton and sent it to the GBI crime lab in Savannah, McDaniel said.

Sheriff’s deputies and GBI agents returned to the scene Wednesday to collect more evidence, and worked through much of the day until another afternoon storm compelled them to stop, he said.

If the lab does not identify the remains through testing, it could provide enough information to establish a cause of death and a description, such as sex and race, that could be used to ask for the public’s help, McDaniel said.

McDaniel said he is contacting law enforcement offices in the area to check missing persons records.

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soapy_725 08/01/13 - 08:23 am
This should be everyday news in South GA. Lots of skeletons.

This should be everyday news in South GA. Lots of skeletons.

nocnoc 08/01/13 - 09:23 am
CricketSeranade 08/01/13 - 10:31 am
Just curious

nocnoc, I clicked on your link and was taken to an article that is exactly word for word the same story, no doubt it was taken from a press release. Is there something I'm missing?

Fiat_Lux 08/01/13 - 03:20 pm
@ CricketSerenade: The Florida Times-Union

networks with, ie, the Savannah Morning News, which has too many Morris connections and too much history to mention. It's all part of the "The Morris News Service".

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