Body found in Toccoa apartment identified by GBI Crime Lab

According to WNEG News, the body of a man found dead inside a Toccoa woman’s apartment has been identified.

Following an autopsy by the GBI Crime Lab, the man has been positively identified as 39-year-old Michael Todd Thompson of Toccoa.

Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize said the incident happened just after midnight on Wednesday, July 31 after officers were dispatched to the Norman Street residence in reference to a possible deceased body inside the home.

While officers were speaking with the homeowner, she advised officers that she had just returned home from a week stay at the hospital and when she attempted to enter her residence the front door was blocked.

She then went around back and found the back door was open. The woman said she then looked through the doorway and could see an unknown male lying on the floor against the front door.

Mize said his officers contacted the Criminal Investigation Division Unit, the County Coroner and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

GBI Crime Scene Specialists arrived on the scene and processed the crime scene.

The body was taken by the county coroner to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsy.

Mize said that several interviews have been conducted and the case remains under investigation. He said the cause of death is still being investigated.