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GBI investigating reported hanging death
Hutchens: Body of Bulloch County Jail inmate was found early Saturday morning
Alexander L. Moffett - photo by Special
    Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are looking into the death of a Bulloch County Jail inmate, but aren’t releasing details due to the case still being active.
    Chuck Sullenger, GBI Assistant Special-Agent-in-Charge with the Statesboro office, said the body of Alexander L. Moffett, 24, Buie Driggers Road, Brooklet, has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Savannah for an autopsy.
    Moffett was found dead, reportedly hanged, in his jail cell “early Saturday morning,” said Bulloch County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Capt. Todd Hutchens.
     Sullenger would not disclose whether Moffett’s death is ruled a suicide or otherwise. Neither he nor Hutchens would answer questions about Moffett’s death, citing the case still being under investigation as the reasons for not releasing details.
    Sullenger said it could take up to 30 days before toxicology and other test results are returned, and GBI Agent Tracy Sands, who is lead investigator in  the case, will “compare evidence” collected from the scene with information from test results to help unravel the details surrounding Moffett’s death.
    “We don’t ever close anything like this out until we cover all the bases,” he said.
    Moffett had been incarcerated in the Bulloch County Jail “for a couple of months,” Hutchens said. He was jailed most recently on charges of public intoxication, obstruction of officers, and probation violation.
    According to jail records, Moffett had been jailed twice before, on similar charges - criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, and probation violation.
    Sullenger said further details will be released after crime lab reports are returned.
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414. 
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