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‘Something out of a horror movie:’ GA man’s body lost in the mail 3 years ago is still missing – WSB-TV Channel 2

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A family says three years after their loved one died, some of his remains are still missing and no one can explain their whereabouts.

“It felt like something out of a horror movie to us,” Jeffrey Merriweather told Channel 2’s Tom Jones.

The father said the loss of his son was quite difficult for him and his family.

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“So now you lose his remains.” It’s… no man, Merriweather said in disgust.

For the past three years, the human remains of 32-year-old Jeffrey Merriweather Jr. have been missing. Police believe he was involved in a shooting in 2019.

They found his largely decomposed body weeks later.


At that time, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said it shipped a portion of Jeffrey Merriweather Jr’s remains to an out-of-state specialty facility to determine how he died via Fed Ex.

A Fed Ex spokesperson said the shipment arrived at its Austell location; however, no one was able to find the remains after that.

“I don’t know how that could have happened when you signed up for stuff. You have tracking numbers,” Merriweather pointed out.

Three years have passed and the Merriweather family is still searching for answers.

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“You never reached out, you never said anything,” he said, directing his anger at Fed Ex.

He says he hasn’t heard anything from Fed Ex or the medical examiner’s office.

“I miss you,” Merriweather whispered as she looked at a photo of her son in her cave full of photos of him.

He says it’s hard to conclude when he has no idea where his son’s missing remains are.

“I think someone should be held accountable for this. It’s something that you just don’t sweep under the rug,” he said.

The medical examiner’s office said it was contacting its team of investigators to see who could explain what happened in the case. A Fed Ex spokeswoman said they are also reaching out to their team to try to get answers.

Meanwhile, the Merriweather family say they don’t want another family going through this. They would like to see a law providing for the imposition of civil penalties on those who lose human remains.


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