Human remains found in a bag in GA lead to murder charge for suspect in Aiken County

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#UPDATE | June 14, 2021 DEVEREUX, Ga. (AP) – Investigators in middle Georgia have arrested a man who they say killed his roommate, cut the body into pieces and then wrapped body parts in a plastic bag left in a shed behind a house in Devereux.

A man found the body on June 4 after smelling decomposing flesh. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the victim is 29-year-old Justin Yeng Xiong.

Authorities charged 33-year-old Christopher Collin Demmon this week with malice murder in the killing. Demmon was arrested in South Carolina on June 1, driving a yellow Jeep that belonged to Xiong.

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills says investigators found a bloody chainsaw in the Jeep.


DEVEREAUX, Ga. (AP) — Law officers say they’ve charged a man with malice murder after finding a decomposing body in at least one bag in Georgia.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 33-year-old Christopher Collin Demmon is in custody in Aiken County, South Carolina.

They say he will be taken to Hancock County, Georgia, where the human remains were discovered Friday in the yard of a home in the small community of Devereaux.

During the initial investigation, law enforcement officers found Demmon and another person lived at the residence on occasion. The body was taken to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy. Positive identification is pending.

GBI special agent Mary Chandler tells The Telegraph that it wasn’t known how long the remains had been in the yard, though decomposition had already begun.

If yo have any information regrading this investigation, please contact the GBI Milledgeville Office at 478-445-4173.


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