Missing 'Swamp Murders' TV mannequin corpse finally resurfaces

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 6:43 PM
Last updated Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 2:07 PM
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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park visitors see plenty of birds and waterfowl, but a student work crew Friday found something entirely different.

  chronicle file photo of filming
chronicle file photo of filming

It was a corpse – or at least, a mannequin made to look like one – peering from the murky waters of Butler Creek.

The missing Swamp Murders dummy had returned.

It vanished last March, when crews from Atlanta-based Crazy Legs Productions used the swamp to film several episodes of the Investigation Discovery true-crime series.

“It was the body of a kidnapped banker, who had been duct-taped to a chair, weighted with a concrete block and tossed off the bridge, while he was still alive,” said Bob Young, the president of Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy,

The production crews figured their missing dummy would turn up eventually, but no one thought it would take five months.

“It’s about 40 feet downstream from the bridge, with the ghostly looking head bobbing above the surface,” Young said.

Based on the heavy flows in the creek this year, he added, it’s likely to be there a while longer.

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Riverman1 08/31/13 - 05:43 pm
Where Was Bob Young?

I question where Bob Young was on the night the victim was reported missing. He claimed to have been at a party his wife gave for Rep. John Barrow, but no photos can be found showing him with Barrow. If I were the Inspector, I’d question why Young became head of this swamp park facility. Did he do it in order to keep people from the body? The cement block tied to the victim may have come from a HUD construction site that Young had visited once after leaving Augusta that rainy night taking the title of mayor with him. Was Young’s motive that the victim knew about him talking with Democratic Party operatives even though he claims to be part of the Republican “Family”?

Riverman1 08/31/13 - 06:29 pm
Some are protecting Young.

Some are protecting Young.

Darby 09/01/13 - 01:19 pm
Poor Bob Young, he can't help it,

he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

Apologies to Ann Richards, former Texas governor.

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