Sumter Co. stolen car found in Ala. with human remains

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Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 3:20 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2021 at 12:14 PM EDT
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AMERICUS, Ga. (WALB) - A vehicle stolen in Sumter County was recovered in Alabama with human remains inside, according to Sheriff Eric Byrant.

Byrant said an agency in Barbour County called him before 10 p.m. Sunday saying the vehicle was found in Eufala with human remains inside it.

The agency described the remains as “beyond recognition because it had been there for a period of time.”

The sheriff said the agency is now investigating and waiting on their forensic findings to determine the occupant in the vehicle.

In August, the stolen car was initially linked to Rodriquez Germany, an inmate that escaped the Sumter County Correctional Insitute.

German escaped Monday
German escaped Monday(Sumter Co. Sheriff)

On Friday, the Barbour County Sheriff’s Office said the remains in the car were identified as Germany.

The Alabama sheriff’s office said it is still waiting on forensics tests to determine the cause of death.

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