The Standard Journal

Woman’s remains found in vacant Van Wert house

- By Kevin Myrick Editor

Unidentifi­ed remains are waiting for the results of an autopsy at the Georgia Bureau of Investigat­ion crime lab after a woman was found dead in a vacant Van Wert home over the weekend.

According to Polk County deputy coroner Marty Robinson, no foul play is suspected at this time in the death. He said that her remains are pending autopsy to help officials figure out her identity and pass on informatio­n to her next of kin.

“It appeared the body had been in the house for a l ong t i me, and we couldn’t immediatel­y tell who she was because of the level of decomposit­ion,” he said.

The unidentifi­ed woman was officially pronounced dead at 10: 40 a.m. on Jan. 28 by Robinson on the scene at 167 Sycamore St.

Robinson said neighbors found the remains inside the vacant house in the Van Wert area.

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