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Toxicology test results pending in jail hanging
Inmate allegedly hanged himself; found dead in his jail cell in May
Moffett - photo by FILE
    Georgia Bureau of Investigations agents are still awaiting toxicology test results regarding a man who allegedly hanged himself  in the Bulloch County Jail in May.
    After discovering Alexander L. Moffett, 24, Buie Driggers Road, Brooklet, dead in his jail cell, Moffett's body was sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Savannah for an autopsy, said Chuck Sullenger, Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of Statesboro's Georgia Bureau of Investigations office.
    Sullenger said Monday he expects test results to arrive "within the next week or so, and we'll move forward with the investigation then." He said toxicology results are an important part of the investigation and the case cannot move forward without the test results.
    Neither he nor Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Inv. Capt. Todd Hutchens would reveal details surrounding Moffett's death,  stating the investigation is ongoing and to release information could hamper the investigation.
    In an earlier interview in May, Sullenger said when test results are returned, 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," jailed 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.
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414. 
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