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Murder mystery in Macon County

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Sketch of victim found dead near Macon County road Sketch of victim found dead near Macon County road
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AMERICUS, GA (WALB) – GBI agents are working to solve a baffling murder mystery. Nearly a week after a man's body was found near a rural Macon County Road, investigators still have no idea who the victim is.

"We have nothing on him to give us any idea of who he is or where he's from. That's why this so puzzling," says GBI Special Agent Danny Jackson.

Jackson says he's received several phone calls about the man whose body was found last Friday on State Road 128 near the Macon-Taylor County line.

"We've gotten several from individuals and law enforcement that they have people missing from their jurisdiction but yet they don't fit the description of our victim," he said.

The victim is between 20 and 30 years old, 5'8 to 6'1, 160 to 180 pounds with medium length reddish brown hair.

While it isn't known if he's from south Georgia - there is one detail that investigators hope will provide them a lead - a surgical rod found in the victim's thigh.

"We've determined the manufacturer of it. And they're trying to determine where that may have been installed in someone," says Jackson.

The case is being treated as a homicide, but the circumstances surrounding how the man was killed are being withheld because it's one of the few solid pieces of evidence that can aid in the investigation.

"The way an individual dies is only known to a few people, namely the one who may have caused the persons death. And that's a very important part of our investigation," says Jackson.

Investigators have said all along they believe the body was dumped at this location.

Local law enforcement in and around Macon County say they've never seen the man, but they are still following up on every lead.

For now the victim will remain John Doe until someone comes forward with information.

If you have any information you can contact GBI in Americus at 229-931-2439

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