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GBI Investigating Discovery of Body in Woods Near Alamo

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing the discovery of a body in Wheeler County last week. The remains were found in woods along Old Glenwood Road a little less than a mile outside of Alamo on Monday, August 9.

The Wheeler County Sheriff's Office asked the Georgia Bureau of investigation to assist in the investigation at approximately 7:45 p.m. on August 9. The remains were sent to the GBI's Crime Lab for examination.

The investigation is active and ongoing with investigators following leads. Further information on the cause of death and the identity of the victim are pending the completion of the autopsy.

In previous weeks, the Alamo Police De-


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partment and Wheeler County Sheriff's Office were searching for a 33-year-old Alamo man who was last seen leaving his mother’s home in Alamo on July18. He was reported to have mental health issues and had not taken his medication. Authorities have not confirmed that the body that was found August 9 was that of the missing man and the search for the missing man has not been suspended.

If anyone has information regarding the investigation, they are asked to contact the GBI Eastman office at 478-374-6988 or Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office 912-568-7151. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia. gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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