Body Found During Search for Macon Law Graduate

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Video: Body Found on Georgia Avenue

Video: Body Found Outside Macon Apartments

  • Investigators in June huddle at the scene where Lauren Giddings' body was found in Macon.

Correction: A Macon police report listed an incorrect age for Lauren Giddings; Bibb County coroner Leon Jones says she is 27.


While Macon police have not identified a body found outside an apartment building Thursday morning, an incident report says they went there to look for a missing Mercer Law School graduate.

The report says 27-year-old Lauren Giddings has been missing since Saturday night.

She lived at 1058 Georgia Ave., the site where the body was found.

The apartment building is across the street from Mercer Law School. It's called Barristers Hall, and it houses law-school students.

A police report says officers came to Giddings' apartment early Thursday morning after a call from the student's friend. She said she hadn't heard from Giddings since Saturday.

The friend reported that all Giddings' belongings and car keys were inside the apartment and her car was parked outside. Police said her cell phone was on a bed and there were no calls or messages since Saturday.

While investigating, police found a body outside the apartment building around 10 a.m. So far, they have not identified the body or said whether it is connected to the Giddings case.

Macon police called search dogs to the downtown neighborhood this afternoon. Around 11:30 a.m., the body was removed for an autopsy at the Bibb County coroner's office.

Georgia Avenue was closed between Spring Street and College Avenue while police investigated.

Bowen Reichert, daughter of Macon Mayor Robert Reichert, told 13WMAZ that she heard from others that the body was that of a friend, a fellow Mercer Law School student. She said the two planned to take the bar exam together soon.

Mayor Reichert later appeared on Georgia Avenue himself and hugged his daughter.


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