Remains found in Clinch County may be those of former Cordele resident

Published 10:26 am Wednesday, May 29, 2019

By Gabe Jordan

Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are awaiting an autopsy report on human remains found in Clinch County on Monday. Investigators have said they are “likely” those of 21-year-old Cameron Fontaine, a 2016 graduate of Crisp Academy who had not been heard from since Saturday, May 18.

GBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jason Seacrist, who works out of the agency’s Douglas office, said it’s possible that an autopsy report will be completed by today, but that the recent holiday may push it back until Thursday. Regardless, the autopsy report will formally show whether or not the remains are Fontaine’s.

The case began with a missing persons report filed with the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, May 19. After investigators there called in the GBI for assistance, deputies with the Clinch County Sheriff’s Office in Homerville found Fontaine’s vehicle on U.S. Hwy 441.

On Monday, Clinch County authorities discovered human remains less than two miles from where Fontaine’s vehicle had been found.

“The preliminary investigation indicates the remains are likely those of Fontaine, however final identification, as well as cause of death, will be determined during the autopsy,” the GBI said in a press release.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Clinch County Sheriff’s Office at 912-487-5316 or the GBI Region 4 office at 912-389-4103.