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Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
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Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
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Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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