Floyd County Police investigators are trying to determine whether a body discovered behind a Rome motel Monday night is the result of a homicide.
A driver on Martha Berry Highway spotted a body behind the Budget Inn in North Rome about 9:30 pm Monday and called 9-1-1.
Arriving police found the body of Steven Williams, age 55, face-down in a drainage ditch.
Floyd Deputy Coroner Gene Proctor pronounced him dead at the scene.
Williams’ death has not been declared a homicide at this time and his body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.
Proctor says the deceased suffered facial injuries but it was hard to tell if foul play was involved. Williams had lived at the Budget Inn for about six years.
A new development Wednesday in the investigation of Roman Steve Williams’ death as Floyd County Police detective Rusty Williams says law enforcement does not suspect foul play.
The body of the 55-year-old Williams was found face-down in a drainage ditch Monday night behind the Budget Inn on Martha Berry Highway where Williams had lived for about six years.
The GBI investigation continues as toxicology results have not been completed. There remains no official cause of death in the case.