Authorities ID Body Found in Talladega National Forest

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a body found in the Talladega National Forest last week has been identified as an Anniston man who was reported missing a month earlier.

A couple on a hiking trip made the grisly discovery May 29th when they saw a foot sticking out of the ground along Cheaha Mountain Road.

Talladega County Sheriff Jerry Studdard said the remains were those of 27-year-old Gary Dayle Schlichter. He was reported missing April 29th by relatives. He said the decomposed body had been place in a shallow grave and covered in lime.

Sheriff's Lt. Mike Hubbard said Schlichter died from multiple gunshot wounds, and he said its unclear when the victim was shot and where.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Ashley Location: Gainesville on Mar 6, 2010 at 06:49 PM
    I am so saddened to find this out. I had Gary on my mind today and decided to try and look him up since we havent spoken in years. Gary always had a joke for everyone and everything. He was a big kid at heart and he loved his family more than anything. Well, he loved food too. hehe. Food and Family. We'd always joke about that. RIP Gary. I'm sure you are burning bright in the sky like all those stars you used to wish on.
  • by Dawn Location: ORLANDO FLORIDA on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:33 AM
    WHEN YOU ARE YOU GOING TO FIND MY SON'S KILLERS.. THIS IS PATHETIC. IT'S BEEN ALMOST THREE YEARS... HOW SAD THAT YOU CANNOT FIND WHO KILLED HIM IN SUCH A TIGHT KNIT PLACE, IT ONLY TOOK ME A DAY TO FIND WHERE HE LIVED BY ASKING TOTAL STRANGERS.. HOW SICK
  • by Dawn Location: Orlando florda on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:57 AM
    My Son was Murdered three years ago, and still they find no one to take the stand and accept responsibility for this sickening crim.. I've been crippled by his loss for the last three years and live ONLY to see his Murders brought to justice... when will it be his turn to have justice?
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