Homeowner finds body in garage of Roswell home

A Roswell homeowner found a body in her garage, and police said the death appears to be a suicide.

“The remains were identified yesterday,” Roswell police spokeswoman Sgt. Britney Rodgers told AJC.com on Tuesday. “The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting the autopsy right now.”

The body was that of a male, according to an incident report. His age was not specified. 

The owner of the home on Ivy Mill Court made the discovery Sunday, police said in the report. Officers were sent to the house just before 7 p.m. 

Officials said the garage door was broken and was missing a bottom panel. That left a 2- or 3-foot gap between the bottom of the garage door and the ground. 

Officers could see the body of the male on the floor of the garage through that opening, according to the report. 

The body might have been there for a few days, police said. According to the report, there was “obvious bloating ... and flies surround the body.” 

The homeowner told police no one had been inside the garage since Wednesday. She said she smelled a foul odor in the area, but assumed it was the garbage cans that were stored right outside the garage. 

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