Update: The Sheriff’s Office is awaiting autopsy results for a man found dead Wednesday and has not ruled out homicide in the death investigation.
Authorities identified the man Thursday, April 22, as Richard Clay Moon, 53, who was found outside of his residence around 10 a.m. Wednesday in the 4,000 block of Talmo Road.
“Due to the layout of the property and heavy woods, numerous resources from the Sheriff’s Office also responded to search and secure the area,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said Thursday.
Booth said investigators believe Moon died within 24 hours of the discovery of his body, but they have not determined the cause or manner of death.
“Detectives continue to work the case as a suspicious death and have not ruled out homicide, although there are no suspects at this time,” Booth said.
Previous story: The Hall County Sheriff’s Office said it is conducting a death investigation Wednesday, April 21, involving a possible homicide off of Talmo Road.
Lt. Greg Cochran said deputies responded to a call about a man’s death around 10 a.m. Wednesday to the 4,000 block of Talmo Road.
“According to the preliminary investigation, there appears to have been a struggle at the residential property,” the Sheriff’s Office said on social media. “The deceased man shows signs of blunt force trauma.”
No further details were provided.
“Sheriff’s Office investigators have developed several viable leads in the case and are following up on them,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said after 5 p.m. Wednesday. “There are no indications of any danger to the community at this time.”