DEVEREUX, Ga. (June 14, 2021) — Investigators in middle Georgia have arrested a man who they say killed his roommate, cut the body into pieces and then wrapped the body parts in a plastic bag that was left in a shed behind a house.
The Union-Recorder of Milledgeville reports that the father of a man who owns the house in Devereux found the body on June 4 by following the smell of decomposing flesh to the shed, discovering the body covered in maggots.
“I thought, it couldn’t be a body because a body is kind of oblong and has hands, feet, legs, and arms,” the man, who was only identified as Gary, told the outlet.
“They came back from [the shed] with their eyes wide open and said there’s a body in the plastic,” he said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified the victim as 29-year-old Justin Yeng Xiong, who had been living at the Devereux house for only a short time. The town is about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northeast of Macon.
Authorities charged 33-year-old Christopher Collin Demmon this week with malice murder in the killing. Demmon had been arrested on other charges in Aiken County, South Carolina, on June 1 after deputies there found a vehicle blocking a road and Demmon walking around, acting erratically. That was three days before Xiong’s body was found.
Demmon was driving a yellow Jeep that belonged to Xiong. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills told WMAZ-TV that investigators found a bloody chainsaw in the back of the Jeep.
Xiong had previously lived in Putnam County.
Investigators haven’t said why Demmon may have killed Xiong.
Source: AP News wrote the original article.