Friday November 27th, 2015 5:41PM

Body of victim found in burned Snellville house

By The Associated Press
SNELLVILLE - Gwinnett County fire officials said Friday morning they have found the body of a man who perished in an early morning fire in Snellville.

In a press release, Gwinnett County Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said the body of the man was discovered around 8:30 a.m. He said firefighters were in the process of digging out debris from the remains of the burned home when they discovered the body.

The body of the victim will be turned over to the medical examiner's office, according to Rutledge.

Fire crews were called to the home on Lake Drive in Snellville shortly before 2 a.m. Friday.

A man and woman made it out, but a relative who was staying in the basement was last seen going back down the stairs before firefighters arrived. The name of the victim is not being released at this time.
© Copyright 2015
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 10 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 10 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 10 months ago )
Local/State News
Deadline to sponsor Wreaths Across America at Alta Vista is Monday
Each holiday season, veteran grave sites at Alta Vista cemetery in Gainesville are adorned with wreaths as part of Wreaths Across America.
3:42PM ( 1 hour ago )
PHOTO GALLERY: Holiday shoppers hit Gainesville stores early
Black Friday may still have status as the kickoff to the holiday shopping season, but Thanksgiving Thursday is gaining ground as more stores opt to open early.
By AccessWDUN staff
10:01AM ( 7 hours ago )
Man wanted in death of infant in Ga., sought for attempted homicide in Fla.
Police in Georgia are searching for a man accused in the beating death of an infant.
By Associated Press
5:47AM ( 11 hours ago )
Big balloons, heavy security for NYC Thanksgiving parade; St. Louis parade resumes
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number of police officers pa...
7:58PM ( 21 hours ago )
Brenau professor: Shopping small, holiday spending on the rise
A local economist is encouraging holiday shoppers to take advantage of Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday.
5:51PM ( 23 hours ago )