Body found in burned car near Polk County line

The Standard Journal - - POLICE & FIRE - By Tom Spigolon @TSpigolonN­BR

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.

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