A set of dismembered remains found at a property in Georgia have been identified, following the suspected killer’s arrest in South Carolina.
Christopher Collin Demmon, 33, was charged with malice murder on Saturday. The victim has now been identified as Justin Yeng Xiong, 29, of Eatonton, Georgia, a press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation stated.
Xiong’s remains were reportedly found decomposing inside at least one bag, WRDW reported; the Macon Telegraph reported that they may have been dismembered and placed inside a plastic bag or bags. 13WMAZ has described the bags as trash bags.
Investigators say that it was Xiong’s yellow Jeep that eventually led officials to the gruesome crime scene. Days before Xiong was discovered, Demmon was arrested in South Carolina after he allegedly blocked two lanes of a roadway with the stolen vehicle. An incident report from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office states that Demmon was found wandering the roadway on foot “in an excited state and his pupils to be pinpoint.”
Investigators allegedly discovered a bloody chainsaw in the back of that Jeep, according to 13WMAZ.
Demmon has previously been arrested in Florida for crimes including grand theft, burglary, and credit card fraud. He served three and a half years behind bars in that state. The charge of malice murder is one specific to the state of Georiga and it applies to a murder committed with express or implied malice.
It’s unclear if Demmon has a lawyer to speak on his behalf.
Anyone with informtation is urged to call GBI’s regional investigative office in Milledgeville at 478-445-4173 or the Hancock County Sheriff’s office at 706-444-6471. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.
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