Cedar­town man found dead on Treat Moun­tain

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By Kevin Myrick Edi­tor

A Cedar­town man who had been miss­ing since La­bor Day was found dead in the woods a few miles from his house Fri­day morn­ing, ac­cord­ing to Polk County Coro­ner Tony Bra­zier.

Tex Johnny Frits, 66, of a Treat Moun­tain Road ad­dress, was pro­nounced dead at 10:30 a.m. Fri­day morn­ing by Bra­zier af­ter he was found around 3 miles down the road sev­eral days af­ter he went miss­ing.

Bra­zier said Frits was taken to the Ge­or­gia Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion Crime Lab for an au­topsy af­ter the scene was pro­cessed as a sus­pi­cious death. He said that due to the level of de­com­po­si­tion with the body, no cause of death had yet been de­ter­mined.

Ac­cord­ing to Bra­zier, Frits had left the house on La­bor Day and went sev­eral miles down the road, then through the woods un­til he reached a clear­ing Frits had pre­vi­ously used as a deer blind.

“It ap­pears he came un­der some kind of dis­tress and tried to get back to his four wheeler,” Bra­zier said.

Frits was found slumped over the front of the four wheeler, Bra­zier said. Polk County Po­lice of­fi­cers and in­ves­ti­ga­tors, along with t he coro­ner’s of­fice, searched an acre of area of any signs of ev­i­dence, but po­lice are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing for the time be­ing.

“We pro­cessed the body and we are work­ing the case ag­gres­sively,” Bra­zier said.

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