Police identify man found dead inside burning Clayton County home

Clayton County police Wednesday identified the homicide victim found dead inside a burning home Tuesday as 24-year-old Quincy Suggs.

“It appears right now the fire was intentionally started, and it was in several places,” Major Joseph Woodall told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A neighbor called 911 around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday after seeing flames coming from the home, in the 700 block of Redland Drive near Jonesboro, Woodall said.

Firefighters arrived quickly and extinguished the fire. Suggs’s body was located during a search of the home, Battalion Chief David Vazquez said.

Suggs had a gunshot wound to the back of the head, Vazquez said. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of the death and how long the body had been in the home.

“The body seemed to be heavily charred,” Vazquez said. “The body must have been there for a little while before the call came to 911.”

The GBI is assisting with the investigation.

Staff writer Mike Morris contributed to this article.