MACON, Ga. — The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and Macon-Bibb County fire arson units are investigating a suspicious death in south Macon after a body was found inside a house that had previously burned.
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The sheriff’s office received a call just before 3 p.m. Monday for a burned body inside a house on Flamingo Drive. Deputies found a man with burns deceased inside a bathtub.
Neighbors in the area have plenty of questions, since the house caught fire more than a month ago on March 16.
“Who checked the house? Who didn’t do their job? How can you miss a whole body, I mean, in a tub?” said Valita Taylor, who lives next door.
The home is owned by a man named Roy Thomas and was being used as a boarding house where several River Edge Behavioral Health individuals were staying. River Edge said the house
Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man on charges of allegedly murdering his girlfriend. He reportedly barricaded himself inside an apartment and refused to leave. Her body was discovered Wednesday after deputies forced their way inside the home.
Deputies originally classified the investigation as a suspicious death after responding to the apartment complex on the 4900 block of East Upriver Drive, where they found an uncooperative man, later identified as 28-year-old Joseph W. Scheel, inside near the woman’s body, deputies wrote in a news release.
Scheel was immediately arrested on an out-of-state felony warrant, and on Thursday, was charged with first-degree murder.
Cpl. Mark Gregory, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, wrote in a news release that a witness on Tuesday reported the woman hadn’t shown up to work in two days and was in the midst of a rocky relationship with Scheel. Deputies responded to the apartment that day but