Austell cop found dead in Forsyth

An Austell police officer was found dead in a Forsyth motel room Saturday, but authorities do not suspect foul play.

The Forsyth Police Department and the GBI investigated the death of John Vanantwerp, 35, who was found dead by his business partner in a room at the Days Inn Motel in Forsyth, according to a news release from the Forsyth Police Department.

Vanantwerp “was spending the night in Forsyth to help out a friend when he died in his sleep,” according to the release.An autopsy will be performed, according to the release.