July 13-- The body of a man was found in the trunk of a car Wednesday morning in Vidalia.
According to police, the body of a man described in his mid-twenties and believed to be Marquis Wadley of Soperton was found in the trunk of a car parked on Orange Street near the intersection with Cadillac Drive.
Treutlen County Sheriff Tommy Corbin was called to the scene and said the car was found by Wadley's father. Wadley hasn't been seen since Tuesday and was reported missing by his mother early Wednesday, according to the sheriff.
Chief Waits says he believes whatever happened to the body occurred elsewhere and the car was driven to Vidalia and parked on the side of the road. A Vidalia police patrol saw the parked car about seven p.m. Tuesday night and ran a tag check to see if it was stolen, but the report came back negative. Chief Waits says the car is registered to Wadley.
GBI agent Kendra Lynn is leading the investigation. The cause of death has yet to be determined and the GBI says the body will be taken to the state crime lab for an autopsy and positive identification. Sheriff Corbin says he's 99 percent sure it's Wadley.