‘I'm at the mercy of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation': Autopsy delays impacting Muscogee County morgue

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - While violent crime is down lately in the Fountain City, officials say the county morgue is still overflowing. Muscogee Coun...

July 13, 2022
3:02 AM

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - While violent crime is down lately in the Fountain City, officials say the county morgue is still overflowing. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan says the problem is leading to delays with autopsy results.He says the county morgue can hold eight bodies. But, he says they responded to 1,250 death investigations last year alone. Last year's record-homicide rate is a huge factor. But, Bryan says they also sometimes respond to death investigations from surrounding areas like Chattahoochee and Stewart Counties.

Ahniaelyah Spraggs