GBI investigates Cecil death

GBI investigates Cecil death

CECIL, GA (WALB) - The GBI's office in Douglas is assisting the Cook County Sheriff's Office in a death investigation.

On June 5, Winfred Hardrick, 66, was found dead in a home in the 100 block of Lawson Lane in Cecil.

Hardrick's body will be sent to the GBI medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

This case is active and ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the GBI at (912) 389-4103 or the Cook County Sheriff's office at (229) 896-7471.


The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirms that a neighborhood gardener found Hardrick inside an abandoned car on Lawson Lane.

Hardrick was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said there was no external injuries to his body and will be able to rule out foul play once the autopsy results come back.

"He saw Mr. Hardrick in the vehicle, he went up and went to the residence where Mr. Hardrick had been staying and informed them that he was in the vehicle, they went down to check on him and that's when they call 911," explained GBI Agent Marc Pro.

Back in January, Hardrick was reported missing after walking away from his home. He was found safe a few days later.

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