Man found dead in rural Baker County

Photo by J.D. Sumner

Photo by J.D. Sumner

NEWTON, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues the investigation into the death of a 32-year-old Calhoun County man whose body was found in a car off Highway 37 in rural Baker County.

GBI Special Agent-in-Charge Kim Baker says William Antoine Flake, 32, was found dead in a car off of Milford Church Road near the Calhoun County line after a passing motorist noticed the vehicle and called authorities.

His body has been taken to a GBI crime lab for an autopsy, she said.

While Baker would not say how Flake died, she did tell The Herald that the GBI has labeled the case as a suspicious death.

The car, a silver-colored, four-door sedan, was found a few yards off Georgia Highway 37 in a wooded area. The area was roped off, but there was no visible damage to the car. There also were no obvious skid marks where the car left the roadway.

Authorities said the car was discovered around 6:44 a.m. today.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections website, Flake had served time in prison for a number of previous drug convictions including sale and distribution of cocaine out of Calhoun County and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of marijuana out of Early County.

Prison records show Flake was released from prison in January.