Preliminary report: Victim in human remains case was shot
by Jessica Loeding
Jul 20, 2011 | 4327 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The deceased in the case of human remains found earlier this month in Cartersville suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

According to Bartow County Sheriff's Office Investigator Sgt. Jonathan Rogers, the preliminary report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation indicates the Asian male was shot in the head. The man is described as between 33 and 43 years of age and between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall.

The Bartow County Sheriff's Office was called to an area off Paga Mine Road about 9 a.m. July 3 after fishermen discovered the remains. Most of the skeleton was recovered at that time.

Rogers said investigators have not found anyone matching the description in missing persons reports from Bartow County. The department is working with other agencies in an effort to identify the victim.

"There is no evidence he was shot here," Rogers said, adding that the victim could have been shot out of state or in another city and dumped at the Cartersville location.

In an earlier interview, Rogers said no other evidence -- such as clothing or personal possessions -- was located with the remains.