The Union Recorder

December 3, 2012

GBI, Hancock officials investigate murder


The Union-Recorder

SPARTA —  

Hancock County officials, along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, are looking for more details in the weekend death of a Sparta man. The case is under investigation as a murder. 

Nelson Garner, owner of Garner's Grinder, a deer processing business located on Highway 16 East in Hancock County, was found dead Sunday. 

According to the Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Garner's body was discovered at his place of business at approximately 11 p.m. The body has been sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy. Results of the autopsy are pending.