Victim identified in burned car discovered outside Georgiana

Published 7:36 pm Thursday, June 3, 2021

Two burned bodies were found in a burned-out vehicle Wednesday morning outside Georgiana.

A logging crew came across the vehicle around 10 a.m. and notified the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

“When the first deputy arrived on scene to what he thought was just a burned-out car, he discovered it was something more,” Sheriff Danny Bond said.

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Two men were reported missing in Evergreen on Tuesday. At this time, Isaiah Maxwell, one of the men reported missing, is confirmed as a victim in the case.

Forensics is working to identify the other body. However, the fire damage to the bodies has made it challenging to identify the body quickly.

The logging crew found the car off Mt. Pisgah Road, northwest of I-65 Exit 114.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office is working in correlation with the Evergreen Police Department, the State Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to solve this case.

“We are working diligently to collect as much information as we can and working with other areas to solve this case,” Bonds said.

Sean Klaetsch of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office has been designated as the lead investigator.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Butler County Sheriff’s Office at 334-382-6521 or the Evergreen Police Department at 251-578-1111.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.