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No Positive ID on Fire Victim
Thursday, 14 October 2010

October 14--  Treutlen County authorities believe they know the identity of a body found in a burned house north of Soperton, but Sheriff Tommy Corbin says he has yet to get positive identification from the state Crime Lab.

The sheriff thinks the body is that of 91-year-old John Baker who lived alone in the wood frame farmhouse off U.S. Highway 29 north of Soperton, and he thinks the fire was started by a gas heater in the man's bedroom.

Sheriff Corbin says a large amount of money and rare coins were also found in a chest in the house.  He estimates $140,000 or more in cash and some highly valuable silver dollars and half-dollars dating from the 1800's.  He says the cash and coins have been placed in a bank safe deposit pending disposition by a court-appointed executor.

 
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