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Posted: October 2, 2010 5:39 p.m.

Dead man found off Piper Road

NCSO seeking suspects

Deputies from the Newton County’s Sheriff’s Office are searching for leads to find the killer of an Atlanta man who was found dumped in the woods off Piper Road Wednesday evening.

Wendell Ronard Barber, 29, was found around 6:45 p.m. by a hunter who then called 911. According to NCSO Public Information Officer Lt. Tyrone Oliver, investigators believe that Barber had been dead for around five days when he was found. His body was transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the cause of his death is currently being withheld.

The investigation is still ongoing and the NCSO is asking that anyone who may recall any unusual activity in the area of Piper Road last week or has any information about this case contact them at (678) 622-1412. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the tip line at (678) 625-5007 or go online to www.newtonsheriffga.org.

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