Decomposing Body Found in Bag Outside Georgia Home Leads to Man's Arrest

A dead body found dumped and possibly dismembered in a bag outside a home in rural Georgia has led to the arrest of a man in the neighboring state of South Carolina.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office said it received a 911 call regarding a "deceased person" located in a yard outside a home on Main Street in Devereux just before 7.p.m on Friday.

Deputies responded and confirmed that an individual was indeed deceased on the property, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said in a statement released on Sunday.

Shortly after, the GBI launched a homicide investigation and obtained records to reveal who had lived at the home.

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A dead body, which may have been dismembered and placed in a plastic bags, was found Friday at a house on Main Street in Devereux, a rural community in Hancock County, Georgia. Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Christopher Collin Demmon
Christopher Collin Demmon, 33, was arrested and taken into police custody on Saturday in connection to the death. Aiken County Police Department

Christopher Collin Demmon, 33, who lived at the residence on occasion, was arrested and taken into police custody on Saturday in connection to the death.

Demmon has been charged with malice murder, a criminal offense committed when a homicide is done with express or implied malice in the state of Georgia.

Demmon is currently being held by police in Aiken, South Carolina, on an apparently unrelated charge.

Demmon was arrested in South Carolina on June 1 on a disorderly conduct charge, the Aiken County Police Department told Newsweek.

A law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told the publication that a vehicle Demmon was riding in may have helped investigators connect him to the alleged murder in Georgia.

Describing the scene at the home where the body was found, Mary Chandler, the special agent in charge of the GBI's Milledgeville office, said authorities "determined the body was in a bag and that decomposition had already set in."

Another law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told the Telegraph the body was discovered "in plastic bags" and may have been dismembered.

Chandler said it was unclear how long the victim may have been dead, though added it could have been a day or two or longer.

The identity of the body has not yet been confirmed but is expected pending autopsy results from the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur, the force said.

Demmon is expected to be brought back to Georgia to face the murder charge against him.

Newsweek has contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Hancock County Sheriff's Office and the Aiken County Police Department for comment.

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Demmon was found to have lived at the residence on occasion. Aiken County Police Department /GBI