Man found dead in Stockbridge home

By Jason A. Smith


Police are investigating the death of a Stockbridge man, whose body was reportedly found in his home.

The victim has been identified as Jerry Davis.

The case began to unfold around 9:25 a.m., Sunday, at 297 Eagle Way in Stockbridge, according to Henry County Police Sgt. Robert Savage.

"Units responded to [the home] after a concerned neighbor contacted 911, reporting his neighbor's garage door open," said Savage. "HCPD officers arrived and discovered an interior door to the residence unsecured. Officers discovered the homeowner, Jerry Davis, deceased in an upstairs bedroom."

The investigation, Savage continued, revealed Davis was last known to be alive on Friday. Police, the sergeant said, are attempting to locate the victim's vehicle.

"It was determined that missing from the residence, was Mr. Davis' 2000 Chrysler Sebring LXI bearing Georgia License Plate 3574 ACF," added Savage. "The vehicle is believed to have a dent in the passenger side front door, and a CarMax license plate affixed to the front bumper."

An autopsy was performed by DeKalb Medical Examiner's Office, according to Savage.

"Investigators are currently awaiting autopsy results, but foul play is suspected," the sergeant said.

Additional details regarding the case were not available Tuesday.