Mr. Smith's body was discovered in the northwest side of Gordon County, between Sugar Valley and Hill City, Georgia. Both Communities are located on the border of John's Mountain Wildlife Management Area, which is within the Chattahoochee National Forest. Missing NPF is listing this case due to Mr. Smith's body being found in close proximity to a Federally-managed land.
Few sources reported that Mr. Smith's body was found nude, and his clothes were not located near his body, and they remain missing. Missing NPF is currently working on verifying this information, and will update this case accordingly.
The death of a Chatsworth man whose body was found in Gordon County earlier this year has been ruled "an accidental death as a result of methamphetamine intoxication" following a toxicology report by the state crime lab, according to Gordon County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Robert Paris.
The body of Caleb Nathaniel Smith, 21, was found on February 2, 2020 by a person in a "poorly drained, heavily overgrown area," between the Sugar Valley and Hill City communities, according to a February press release from the Gordon County Sheriff's Office.
Family members reported Smith missing to the sheriff's office on January 16, 2020 after his automobile and personal items were found at a truck stop in Resaca. That press release said the "autopsy revealed no indications of violence or evidence of foul play" and investigators were awaiting the toxicology report.
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21 years old
Weight: 110 lbs.
Foul Play Suspected: No
Suspected Suicide: No
Cause of Death: Drug Overdose
Reported missing on January 16, 2020 - 1349 days, 5 hours, 13 minutes ago
Found on February 2, 2020 - 1332 days, 5 hours, 13 minutes ago
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Jun 20, 2021 at 08:30
This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 3884
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