Remains believed to be missing man
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Authorities believe a body recovered Thursday belong to a Cartersville man missing since May 18.

Bartow County Sheriff’s Office investigators recovered the human remains late Thursday evening on a rural farming property in Kingston, according to a BCSO press release.

Law enforcement had been trying to locate Michael McIntyre, 29, of Cartersville who was reported missing by his family May 24. In the missing person report, the man’s sister said he left the Kelly Trail residence sometime after 11 p.m. May 18 and had not been heard from since.

According to the report, McIntyre was involved in a car accident in 2001, which left his friend dead and McIntyre injured. His sister said he had battled depression since that time, but had never experienced suicidal thoughts or behavior.

The remains have been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Atlanta to determine a cause of death and positive identification.

The investigation is ongoing, and charges are expected to be filed in connection with the case. Authorities declined to released the names of a suspect or witnesses due to the nature of the case.

Couch fire damages mobile home

A sofa that caught fire Friday evening left a mobile home with exterior damage.

Bartow County Fire Department Battalion Chief David Levey said the small fire about 7 p.m. on Reynolds Bridge Road began in an unknown manner on a couch against the rear of the residence.

The fire extended into the exterior wall of the mobile home, causing about $1,000 in damages. No one was home at the time, and the cause remains undetermined.

Earlier in the day, Cartersville Fire Department station 2 handled a grass-woods fire at Amberwood Apartments off Tennessee Street. The blaze, which began just after noon, was extinguished quickly.

Motorcyclist transported after accident

Details were limited in an accident that took place about 7 p.m. Friday in the St. Elmo area of Adairsville.

Levey said one person was transported to Floyd Medical Center, but no other information was available. An air ambulance had initially been placed on standby but was cancelled later.