Body found burning in the woods is identified as missing Atlanta man
01/25/2023 8:28 am PST
ATLANTA (TCD) -- Officials have positively identified the remains of a man who was reportedly shot and then set on fire late last year.
On Dec. 13 at 10:14 a.m., Atlanta Police Department officers responded to Old Gordon Road NW and Collier Road NW regarding a "person down." When they arrived, officers found a deceased victim who had been burned and left near the wood line.
The next day, the Fulton County Medical Examiner determined the victim died from a gunshot wound and the manner of death was homicide.
According to WAGA-TV, the Fulton County Medical Examiner positively identified the victim as 32-year-old Nicholas Williams. Williams' family initially filed a missing person report with Cobb County Police, but they then began communicating with the Atlanta Police Department because he lived there.
Williams had reportedly been missing since Dec. 12, and his car was found at the L.A. Fitness near Atlantic Station.
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