WR police release identity of body found in apartment

WARNER ROBINS — Police have released the identity of a man found dead in his Warner Robins apartment earlier this week.

He was identified as Scott Matthew Siebenaler, 45, of Cedar Pointe Apartments, Apt. 207-2, 135 Ignico Drive.

Foul play is not suspected, police said.

“We suspect he died of natural causes,” said Warner Robins police Lt. Chris Rooks, head of the criminal investigations division.

Official autopsy results are pending toxicology findings from the autopsy, which was conducted at a GBI lab in Atlanta.

More than likely, the death was caused by a medically related problem, Rooks said.

Police waited on preliminary autopsy findings to rule out any physical trauma to the body, which could not be determined at the scene because the body was badly decomposed, Rooks said.

The body had been inside the apartment for about two days, Rooks said.

Police also waited for confirmation from the autopsy of the man’s identity because of the condition of the body, he said.

The body was discovered by apartment management about 10 a.m. Monday.

There were no signs of a struggle or a break-in to indicate foul play.

Siebenaler, who previously worked for Wal-Mart but was not employed at the time of his death, did not have family in the area, police said.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 923-3109, extension 243.