Dead body found behind vacant NW Atlanta apartment

11:11 PM, Jun 14, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Authorities are investigating a body they found in the trunk of a car on the 2200 block of Brooks Avenue on Friday night. 

Around 6 p.m., an APD air unit was canvassing the area when they discovered a suspicious vehicle parked behind a vacant apartment building. 

Authorities noticed a smell coming from the vehicle and located a dead body in the trunk. The vehicle has been traced to a reported missing person from Griffin. 

Officials have not be able to confirm the identity of the body due to it's advanced state of decomposition. The cause and manner of death are pending autopsy results. 

APD Homicide Investigators have been in contact with investigators in Griffin and the investigation continues.

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