GBI Investigates Possible Human Remains in Butts County

December 28, 2017

Jackson, GA  – On Thursday, December 28, 2017, at approximately 1:45 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Butts County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a death investigation.

Earlier this date, a motorist searching for a lost item on the side of I-75 southbound, within a few miles of exit 201, located what is believed to be human skeletal remains. The remains were in a suitcase.  It appeared that the suitcase had been at the location for some time and was not recently deposited.

The remains will be sent to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office for examination. Anyone with information concerning this case can contact the Butt’s County Sheriff’s Office at 770-775-8232 or the GBI office in Milledgeville at 478-445-4173.


Bahan Rich – Public Affairs Deputy Director | Decatur | bahan.rich@gbi.ga.gov