On Tuesday about 12:30 Spalding County 911 dispatched the Spalding Fire Department to a wooded area off Jackson Road to a vehicle fire in located between Wallace Road and Bailey Jester Road . In the process of extinguishing the fire they found two bodies in the bed of the truck and immediately called in the Spalding County Sheriff’s Department. Also responding to the area was Spalding Coroner Mike Pryor, and District Attorney Marie Border.
Old Jackson Road was closed until about 6:30 pm, before the scene and investigation was cleared and preliminary investigation was completed.
Spalding Sheriff Dix talked with Bill Taylor and said the bodies were being transported to the GBI State Crime Lab for a determination as to the exact cause of death.
Spalding Coroner Mike Pryor said the notification of next of kin is being conducted, more information from the Coroners office will be released following notification of the family.
The Spalding Sheriffs Department has the lead in the investigation, and more information is expected to be released later said Sheriff Dix.