Toccoa - Toccoa police are still waiting for the identification of a man that was found dead in woman’s home on July 31st.
A Toccoa woman returned home after being away for a week to find a dead, unknown man in her home.
Around midnight, July 31st, Toccoa police were called out to 43 Norman St. in Toccoa to investigate a possible deceased person inside the residents home.
Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize stated in a written statement, “When officers were speaking with the homeowner, she advised officers that she had just returned home from a week stay at the hospital and when she attempted to enter her residence, the front door was blocked.” He continued, stating, “When she went to the back door, she found it open and was able to see an unknown male lying on the floor against the front door. She then left the apartment and called 9-1-1.”
The criminal investigations division along with the Stephens County Coroner’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were called in by officers and GBI crime scene specialists processed the scene.
The unknown body found in the home was taken to the GBI State Crime Lab in Decatur for autopsy, where identification is still pending.