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Autopsy pending on human remains found in Metter scrap yard
Death Investigation

Investigators are awaiting autopsy results on human remains found Friday in a Metter recycling center.

Candler County Sheriff John Miles said the remains “do not appear to be recently deceased” and said there is no imminent danger to the public,  but his office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 5 Office in Statesboro are anticipating an autopsy will reveal more about the matter.

GBI Region 5 Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Lindsay Smith said Monday that the holidays have delayed the autopsy, and that “until the remains are examined by the GBI medical examiner,” no further details would be released.

Miles and Candler County Sheriff’s deputies responded Friday afternoon to Scrap Partners Recycling on Addleston Road in Metter, where Miles initially said “a suspicious package” was found.

Bulloch County Sheriff’s investigators also responded to assist, and the GBI was called to the scene as well.

Monday, neither Miles nor Smith could confirm whether the remains were of more than one person, and could not yet divulge details surrounding how the remains were found and how they possibly came to be at the recycling yard.

The case remains under investigation, and further details will be released when available.


Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489 – 9414.

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