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RCSO: No foul play in death of man found Sunday

CONYERS -- The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office has tentatively identified the body of a man found burning in woods Sunday night and has determined that no foul play was involved in his death.

According to Investigator Michael Camp, an autopsy performed Monday, information obtained during the investigation and evidence at the scene showed that the fire and the victim's death were either accidental or self-inflicted. An exact cause of death was not released. Camp said the tentative identity of the victim may not be confirmed for several weeks.

"I want to commend our deputies and investigators for their hard work on this case," said Sheriff Eric Levett. "I want to reassure everyone that this is not a murder and there was never a danger to the public."

Two hunters reported a fire in a wooded area off Ga. Highway 212 near Susong Road shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday. When deputies arrived they discovered a body burning in a small brush fire.

Anyone with further information about this case is encouraged to call the RCSO at 770-278-8000.

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Elmo 1 year, 8 months ago

"According to Investigator Michael Camp, an autopsy performed Monday, information obtained during the investigation and evidence at the scene showed that the fire and the victim's death were either accidental or intentional"

Huh?

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Keisha 1 year, 8 months ago

"According to Investigator Michael Camp, an autopsy performed Monday, information obtained during the investigation and evidence at the scene showed that the fire and the victim's death were either accidental or self-inflicted. Camp said the tentative identity of the victim may not be confirmed for several weeks."

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kt 1 year, 8 months ago

Rockdale Citizen writing at its finest!

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learntoread 1 year, 8 months ago

um Elmo-did you copy and paste this "quote" because the article I'm reading clearly states "accidental or self inflicted". Which is quite different than what you have stated in quotations.

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Elmo 1 year, 8 months ago

It actually was a direct copy-paste, except for the word "Huh?".

The citizen has corrected the story since the intitial version.

Perhaps you need to learntoread the rest of the posts that indicate the same thing.

So, are you now going to change your handle from "learntoread" to "learntocutandpaste"?

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REK 1 year, 8 months ago

Seems simple Elmo, he burned himself on purpose or by accident. Not to hard to understand.

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cartoon 1 year, 8 months ago

huh ? Is right dead body fire ???

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mom2boys 1 year, 8 months ago

Well, duh? Somebody either meant to do it, or they didn't mean to do it. Brilliant!

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OprahHater 1 year, 8 months ago

So the person commited suicide by fire?

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conyerac 1 year, 8 months ago

I told my hubby not to thump cigarettes out the window., you never know who is asleep on the side of the road.............

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maryinga 1 year, 8 months ago

I said this was a strange story and there had to be something behind all this......still wondering!

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SentimentalLady 1 year, 8 months ago

"DUMB ways to die, so many DUMB WAYS to die..."

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INJUSTICE_FOR_ALL 1 year, 8 months ago

Case closed Eric solved one. what a crock of s it. Tell them what they want to hear,

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INJUSTICE_FOR_ALL 1 year, 8 months ago

i see levett is hitting it from both sides. sheriff and bondsman

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Lorenzo 1 year, 8 months ago

What part of this is giving you Crime Scene Investigators problems? The fire and resulting death was either an accident (he didn't mean to light himself on fire) or intentional (he comitted suicide by fire). Since they determined no foul play that rules out murder unless other evidence turns up. The Sheriff's Office worked quickly and kept the public informed and you still have to complain?

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JuneCleaver 1 year, 8 months ago

As far a CSI goes, could they tell us if the gas can on the scene had only the deceased fingerprints on it?

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The_Civil_Newtonian 1 year, 8 months ago

This report leaves you to wonder if the disconnect happened at the Authority or the News Reporter level. Either way, One cannot see the fire for all the smoke.

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travelingman 1 year, 8 months ago

Oh Camp, you are such an eloquent spokesperson for the minimum security jail. The term "tentative identity" is a euphemism for unidentified. Just say that you don't know yet. Either this mishap was the result of an accident or it was deliberate. What was the third choice again? Are you trying to smarten people up by dumbing things down? Elmo, thank you for not calling me out on this one.

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Frustrated 1 year, 8 months ago

"tentative identitiy" means they think they know who it is but trying to confirm it. He can only say what he is told. Wonder how Levett got his information that "this is not a murder" and how he was so sure?

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