Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Neighborhoods
  3. Community Issues

Family members searching for missing man find body face down in Gwinnett creek

See also

The body of an unidentified man was found face down in a creek Saturday morning in Gwinnett County. And police are trying to confirm if it’s the body of a missing man whose family was out searching the woods when he was found.

Around 11:45 a.m., officers responded to 4076 Sudderth Road in an unincorporated area of Buford after getting a call about a body being found, according to Gwinnett County police.

Family members of the missing male had been searching for him when they located his body lying face down in a creek, police spokesman Officer Jeffery Richter said.

They believe the body belong to their relative and have identified him as Mr. Scotty Maddox, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Still, police have not confirmed the man’s identity and they said the cause of death has not yet been determined, Officer Richter said.

Members of the Gwinnett County Police Homicide Unit were dispatched to the scene, along with members of the Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Office, he said.

Receive daily news stories and stay current by clicking on the subscribe button at the top of the article and get automatic updates via email each time a new article is published. You may also get quick updates on articles as well as read more local news stories at:



  • ESPYS party
    Athletes and celebrities hit the red carpet at Body at the ESPYS party
    Today's Buzz
  • Using metalic paint
    Metallic paint can be used to refinish furniture or to create the illusion of a larger space
    5 Photos
  • Gardening
    Have you ever started a garden and found a lone tomato straggler in with the strawberries?
    7 Photos
  • Adopt a shelter cat
    Ten great reasons to adopt a shelter cat: Just ask Willie Nelson's family
    9 Photos
  • Chikungunya virus
    Health news: Chikungunya virus has hit a man in Florida
    5 Photos
  • Oaks Spa
    Just keep moving is theme at Oaks at Ojai, California’s primo budget spa
    6 Photos