February 6, 2020–7:12 a.m.
GORDON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s (state) Crime Laboratory has positively identified the body discovered Sunday evening (February 2) as that of Caleb Nathaniel Smith, age 21, of 4673 Old Federal Road, Chatsworth, Georgia.
Smith was reported missing to the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office on January 16th (2020) by family members after his automobile and personal effects were found at a truck stop in Resaca.
Both ground and aerial searches of the area surrounding the truck stop by deputies on the 16th and 17th of January had yielded no results.
Although the GBI autopsy revealed no indications of violence or evidence of foul play; the cause and manner of death have yet to be determined.
Investigating officers will now await the pending toxicology results from the post-mortem examination.