Podcast renews interest in mysterious Georgia “John Doe” case

TWIGGS COUNTY, Ga. — It’s been nearly 20 years since authorities discovered the skeletal remains of a man in rural Georgia – and they’re still trying to figure out who he is today.

The “Twiggs County John Doe” has remained a mystery since 2003.

The skeletal remains were found near Interstate 16 north about 14 miles east of Macon. The remains were about 200 feet east of the Huber/Scoda Road sign in Twiggs County.

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The man was wearing a size 30 pair of Gap jeans, style number 26498, cut 3235 and a dark, short-sleeved shirt with a label marked “ODO, hand wash only.”

The discovery may not have even happened if it weren’t for a truck crash. The Macon Telegraph reports that a truck crashed in the area and spilled nearly 200 gallons of diesel fuel. While investigating how far the fuel had spread, a firefighter discovered a human skull in pine straw.


GBI Special Agent Crime Scene Specialist Lee Weathersby spoke about the case recently in a podcast called “The Fall Line.”

Weathersby took over the case in 2005. He said reporting missing people is key to helping solve this case.

“If you know of anyone who has an estranged family member, or has a homeless person in family or someone who is on drugs or on the street, or just not in contact with family any more, have them listed as missing,” Weathersby. “We don’t have a abundance of people who are missing. We have an abundance of people found dead.”

Anyone with information regarding the identity of these remains please contact GBIs Perry Office 478-987-4545.