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Alpharetta Police Confirm Body Found on Greenway

The remains of a man were found on the trail system south of Kimball Bridge Road.

UPDATED 6 A.M., DEC. 16: The Big Creek Greenway will be fully open today. Regular hours are from dawn to dusk.

Alpharetta detectives are investigating the discovery of the decomposed remains of a man on Alpharetta's Big Creek Greenway trail system.

George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, said the remains were found at a location south of Kimball Bridge Road. He said the scene is significantly in the woods, which means it is not visible from the road.

No other information is available at this time.

Nancy Bristol December 16, 2012 at 04:24 AM
Many spots on the Greenway are remote. I would like to see police patrols of the Greenway system increased significantly as a deterent.
No Name December 16, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Although we've enjoyed the greenway, I've read too much about crime on these trails. We don't go unless there are many people there, and then won't go down the remote trails. I would hate to take police off the street though or add taxes to employ more police just to patrol the greenway. This is a cost that should have been considered before we (as a town and country) started putting these trails everywhere. Not to mention the privacy issues for folks who live along these trails. True to the boomer generation, we think about the "now" and our utopian fantasies rather than careful deliberation of ideas. Ideas have consequences. Crime is a growing serious problem in Alpharetta.
No Name December 16, 2012 at 08:19 PM
"It got so bad that in 1991, King County and Seattle had to institute 24-hour police bicycle patrols along the Burke-Gilman Trail; yet, since 1991, there have been three murders and hundreds of other reported crimes along the trail." http://www.citizenreviewonline.org/2010/Dec/trails_boost_crime.html
Resident December 17, 2012 at 08:26 PM
I am a resident near where this incident took place and while I caution my family to take reasonable precautions when using the Greenway, or any other park, street or public place, I have always felt relatively safe on the trails. While this incident is alarming, I am waiting to hear more information about the circumstances to pass judgement on what if anything needs to be done by the community to protect our citizens. The only criminal issues I could find after a brief search was a patch article this time last year that spoke of designer purses being stolen out of cars parked in one of the Greenway parking lots. Does anyone else know of any other criminal issues on this particular trail? This trail system is one of the many resources Alpharetta has that attracted my family to the area. I would hate for the trail to be needlessly labeled dangerous if it wasn't true. My thoughts go out to the family of the individual who lost their life.


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