Body found outside Henry Co. PD precinct

by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:


STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Investigators in Henry County said it's a mystery how a man's body ended up outside their Stockbridge precinct. 
An employee discovered him lying in the bushes after walking outside.  

"This is very unusual," Lieutenant Mike Ireland told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri. "A white male laying in the bushes."

Juan Carlos Beranis works next door to the precinct and said he went to see what was wrong when he heard yelling. 
"I thought it's just a snake or something in the bushes. When I check it out it's a dead body though,” Berania said. 

Ireland said investigators did not notice any injuries on the man, who didn't have any identification on him.

Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith said there does not appear to be any foul play involved in the man's death.

They described him as a white man between the ages of 25 and 36, 6 feet 4 inches tall with sandy-brown hair, weighing between 170-210 pounds. 

Investigators believe he may have been there for 24-36 hours. Police said they checked missing persons cases from the last month, but did not find any matching the man's description. 

They expect to learn more about the cause of death in coming days from the medical examiner's office and want to hear from anyone with information about the man's identity.