ADAIRSVILLE – The GBI is investigating the death of an unnamed person that was discovered in a vehicle fire on Interstate 75.


At the request of the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, the GBI is investigating a death.

On Sunday, July 7, 2024, at about 7:30 a.m., a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a vehicle fire on the south bound shoulder of Interstate 75, Bartow County, GA. When the deputy arrived on scene, they discovered there was a person dead inside the car.

The body was taken to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Once the identity of the victim is confirmed, his name will be released.

This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Calhoun at 706-624-1424. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

At this time, investigators do not suspect foul play.