BODY FOUND LAST WEEK STILL NOT IDENTIFIED

The body of a man found just south of LaFayette last week still has not been identified by the state crime lab.

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson says last week, a hunter and his son found human skeletal remains in a wooded area about 500 yards off the roadway, just east of the 4000 block of South Highway 27 in LaFayette. Sheriff Wilson says the remains are believed to be those of thirty-year-old Robert “Robbie” Sisson, who was reported missing last October. Sheriff Wilson says a friend reported Sisson left a residence near the area where his remains were found. He says Sisson was insulin-dependent, and left without his medication.

Sheriff Wilson says the remains are now at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab but the crime lab has no dental records for the deceased and cannot positively identify the body.  Sheriff Wilson says that DNA samples from two of Sisson’s family members have been taken and sent to the GBI Crime Lab in an effort to identify the body.