May 22, 2018

Authorities seek public’s help after death of Heard County man

Starnes 2(Lagrange, GA) — Authorities with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office put out an alert via facebook Sunday afternoon in search of answers after a Heard County man was found shot to death Friday night.

According to reports, 48-year-old Michael Anthony Starnes died sometime in the afternoon or into the early evening hours.

Authorities were dispatched to the scene in the area of McCosh Mill Road in northern Troup County at 11:10 pm Friday where they found the already deceased victim.

Starnes’ death is currently under investigation and his body was transported to the GBI crime lab for examination.

Investigators are seeking the public’s help and any information will be kept confidential.

If you have any information about the incident or the person or persons responsible for Michael Starnes death please call the Criminal Investigation Division at 706-883-1616 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

Starnes was a graduate of Heard County High School in 1983.

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