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Valdosta Police await autopsy results on human remains

An autopsy Tuesday should confirm the identity of remains found Friday in the backyard of a Valdosta home.

Neighbors believe it's the body of a man who used to live there, a man they haven't seen in two years.

Valdosta Police have questioned a potential suspect who tipped off authorities in Clayton County about the body in Valdosta.

"It was a cold-blooded person to do something of this nature to a human being," said neighbor Robert McConnehead.

Clayton County Police were called to an attempted suicide last week. That person was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and told police there may be a body buried in Valdosta. He was arrested for a probation violation.

Neighbors believe the bones belong to John Jordan had been missing for more than two years. Police say a missing persons report wasn't filed on Jordan.

 "We were just really floored and surprised when we found out he was still with us in the backyard," said neighbor Sarah Gordon.

Police are investigating the incident as a homicide.

"There's an old saying that says you murder somebody you kill, they will haunt you until you confess that crime," said McConnehead.

They say Jordan was carefree and nice.

"When I built this house it was just dirt and he told me don't worry about it he would cut his yard and throw the clippings over here and I have grass because of Mr. Jordan," said Gordon.

McConnehead says a shed stood where the remains were found and says the owner called it an eye sore and wanted it taken down.

More than a year ago McConnehead says he tore down a make shift tool shed and while then he didn't know these bricks covered the grave site.

McConnhead lives next door to the house where he says Jordan lived and now it's a crime scene.

Valdosta Police won't confirm whether they believe the body is John Jordan until they get the results of the autopsy.

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