GBI reports preliminary autopsy findings for Judge Bill Johnston

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Crime Lab on Thursday conducted an autopsy on Griffin City Court Judge Bill Johnston. According to Nelly Miles, director of the GBI Office of Public Affairs, preliminary autopsy findings indicate Johnston’s death was noncriminal. Miles said the Griffin Police Department initially requested GBI assistance in […]

Sheriff: Timothy Johnson apparently stealing copper at time of death in motel

STAFF REPORT ::: The body located in the former Howard Johnson’s motel on North Expressway has been positively identified as that of Timothy Allen Johnson. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, Johnson’s body was lodged in a wall in a plumbing chase between two rooms in the abandoned motel. […]

Body discovered in motel tentatively identified as Timothy Johnson

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Authorities say the body discovered Sunday, Feb. 11, in a closed Griffin motel is believed to be that of Timothy Allen Johnson, who was reported missing Dec. 11, 2017. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, an unnamed person who was committing a theft at the […]

Autopsy did not reveal cause of death in case of man’s body located Friday night

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab has conducted an autopsy on the body located in north Griffin Friday night, but that forensic examination did not reveal a cause of death. According to Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster, the autopsy revealed no trauma or evidence of foul play in the man’s […]

Man’s body located in field will be sent to crime lab for autopsy

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Authorities are investigating a death reported when a body was located Friday night in a grassy area near the Griffin Crossroads shopping center. According to Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster, the man has not been identified. “He was found over there behind Brian’s, between Brian’s and the theater, we found a gentleman […]

7-year-old found dead; GPD investigating circumstances

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Griffin Police Department on Wednesday morning responded to a 911 call reporting a child who was not breathing. Upon arriving at the 118 S. Brawner St. residence, the initial responding officer found the child was deceased. A death investigation was immediately initiated, and the preliminary investigation indicates the child passed away […]