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Homeless Man Found Dead in Car

2:43 AM, Mar 27, 2013   |    comments
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Tuesday morning, officials found the body of 59-year old David Suttles after he died of a heart attack in his car in the parking lot of what used to be a furniture store on Burris Road, which is off Riverside Drive in Macon.

Bibb County coroner Leon Jones says Suttles was homeless. He had been living out of his car for the past three months since getting evicted from his home back in December.

Nearby businesses owners told 13WMAZ that they had seen a car going in and out of that parking lot for the last few weeks, but didn't know anyone had been living in it.

Before he lost his home, Suttles lived on Riverview Road.

13WMAZ spoke with his next door neighbor, Jim Preston, who says Suttles was just a guy who fell on hard times.

He had lived at that home for around 8 years, and worked as a carpenter and for contractors.

Preston says that when Suttles got behind on rent, their landlord gave him a break for a few months, but then had to evict him in December.

Preston said Suttles didn't have very many visitors except for some nieces and nephews.

Jones said Suttles was probably dead for a couple of days. He said there will be no autopsy.

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