Saturday morning update: Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor has identified the deceased as Matthew Thompson, age 35, or Rome. His body is now at the GBI Crime Lab with toxicology results pending. According to Proctor, Thompson was transient, known “to be living on the streets” and was last seen by his parents in early December.
Floyd County Police are continuing to investigate the death of a 35-year-old man whose decomposing body was found Friday afternoon in a wooded area off Lindsey Road, just off Martha Berry Highway in Armuchee. According to police, the body was found by a city water department crew working in the area. Coroner Gene Procter says there are “no initial indications of foul play” and his body has been taken to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsy. We expect officials to release the man’s identity on Saturday after next of kin have been notified.
Proctor says the body had been there for at least seven days and was “in a state of decomposition.” There were no initial indications of foul play. The man’s body has been transported to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.
A man’s body was found Friday afternoon in an area off Lindsey Road, just off Martha Berry Highway in Armuchee. The body was discovered by a Floyd County Water Crew working in the area. According to Jerome Poole with Floyd County Police, the white male did not appear to have any “obvious signs of trauma”, no marks or signs of struggle, therefore, foul play is not suspected. He appeared to be in his late 30s and indications are he has been there for some time. Floyd County Coroner Gene Procter is sending the body to the GBI Crime Lab for identification and autopsy.