Body found in burned car near Polk County line
Sheriff’s deputies were searching for suspects after discovering a body inside a vehicle found burning on an early Monday morning in late August in west Paulding County.
Paulding E-911 received a call about a vehicle on fire on Aug. 26, at about 12:50 a.m. at 2172 Vinson Mountain Crossing. The location was just inside Paulding County near the Polk County line, a sheriff’s office news release stated.
The release said the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and Paulding County Fire/ Rescue responded to the call.
“After the vehicle was located and the fire was extinguished, it was discovered that there was a body inside,” the news release stated. “Once the scene was processed, the victim’s remains were recovered and subsequently transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta where an autopsy will be conducted in the coming days.”
Paulding County Fire/ Rescue, the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) assisted the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation following last week’s grim discovery, the release stated.
“Neither the identity of the victim, nor the identities of any suspect (or suspects) are known at this time,” the release said.
As of press time, investigators were not releasing any other information because of it being an open and active investigation.
Detectives and agents are encouraging anyone who may have information about the incident to call 770-443-3015.