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A Georgia man has been arrested and charged with murder after law enforcement linked him to the remains of a man found under a mattress at an illegal dump site.
On May 7, a passerby was walking through Bibb County when they “discovered a body under a mattress” in an area filled with debris from illegal dumping, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Monday statement. The Macon Telegraph described the dump site as a roadside area in Unionville.
The victim found at the site has been identified as Amond Rashad Norwood, 26, of Macon. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by a coroner.
Investigators followed leads and determined that Norwood was likely murdered at a different location before being discarded at the area.
On Friday night, investigators questioned 45-year-old Margaton Achilles Dudley about Norwood. The conversation led to his arrest.
Dudley has been charged with murder and concealing the death of another. He is being held without bond following a first-appearance hearing in court on Monday, according to the Telegraph. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.
It’s unclear how the two men knew one another, if they did at all. Investigators have not detailed what evidence led them to Dudley. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has not immediately returned Oxygen.com’s request for comment.
Norwood’s older brother Rashad Norwood posted multiple tributes on Facebook to his slain brother, stating “love you lil bro you will NEva b forgotten I promise ya dat.”
Other loved ones called him a “wonderful person” and a “true friend” in his obituary’s guest book.
Investigators state that the murder is still in the early stages of the investigation. They urge anyone with any information about this incident to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
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