Suspect in custody after body found in trunk of abandoned car

Man in custody after body discovered in trunk

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A suspect is in custody after a body was found in the trunk of a car.

Investigators found the car in Gwinnett County on Kilcrease Road near the Barrow County line. A missing persons case led to the discovery.

On Wednesday morning, police and sheriff's detectives from both Gwinnett and Barrow counties swarmed around a gold sedan that appeared to be abandoned.

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"Once they gained entry into the vehicle, they located a body in the trunk," Cpl. Wilbert Rundles, with the Gwinnett Police Department, said.

Police said the body was wrapped in a blanket, and investigators said the car belonged to a person reported missing hours earlier from a home a few miles away at the end of Chimney Trace Drive in Winder.


That's where deputies took 34-year-old Anthony Woschula into custody. Woschula is considered a suspect in the victim's death.

"Woschula got pretty nervous and took off running from the deputies. We suspected the reason he ran is he had meth in his pockets," Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith said. "There was a gun involved. There was blood at the scene, and we found blood at the home. So we suspect it was a homicide with a gun."

Deputies had the road blocked as detectives went back and forth for most of the day.

"I know mostly everybody on both these streets," neighbor J.R. Kirk said.

Channel 2's Berndt Petersen asked Kirk if there has ever been any trouble near the crime scenes.

"I'd rather not say, out of respect of the family," Kirk responded.

"Years back, there used to be bad stuff that went on down there. But all those people moved out and everything. There was a manhunt back here a couple of years ago," neighbor William Hill said.

Investigators searched the missing person's home trying to turn up evidence.

"We're trying to question people who can be involved with the house, or related to the missing person, anything that we can get," Rundles said.

Sheriff Smith said the missing person was Victor Clark, and that he lived in the house with the suspect.

Investigators believe Clark is also the murder victim, but they are waiting for a positive identification from the crime lab.