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Meriwether investigators identify body found near Greenville

Investigators with the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office said they have positively identified a body discovered Monday in the woods just north of Greenville.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations confirmed the deceased as Kenneth Michael Spice, 31, of Lamar Smith Drive in Newnan, according to Meriwether deputies.

Shortly after deputies began their investigation, they discovered items that led them to the possible identity of the deceased, stated the sheriff’s office. However, due to the decomposed state of the remains, investigators waited for confirmation from the GBI Crime Lab.

At this time, the cause of Spice’s death has not been released, but Meriwether County investigators said they are treating it as a homicide.

Deputies said Spice was reported missing to the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday by a relative. Family members told officials they had not heard from Spice since June 10.

A homeowner in the 100 block of Primrose Circle located Spice’s body Monday while checking his property. During a search Wednesday, law enforcement located his Ford F-150 concealed in some underbrush near the intersection of Primrose Circle and Todd Road.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office at 706-672-6649 or 706-672-4489.