A dead woman's T-shirt might be the clue that helps identify her.
Someone noticing a foul odor in the 2800 block of Macon's Columbus Road found the decomposed body behind a vacant house, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.
Just after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff's deputies were called to the backyard of the house where they found the unrecognizable female, who was wearing a red shirt with the Dr. Seuss "Cat in the Hat" character "Thing 1" written in a white circle across the front.
Her race and cause of death are unknown because of the condition of the body.
The remains were found behind the house at 2882 Columbus Road where Bibb County sheriff's Investigator T.J. Freeman was killed in a 2016 crash with a fleeing suspect near Grosso Avenue.
Sheriff's deputies guarded the property through the night, and a crime scene technician was walking the block looking for clues Thursday morning.
The body was found in the backyard that backs up to the street where a 26-year-old woman was shot to death three months ago.
On March 28, Jamarta Chennelle Clark, of Macon, died after she was found with multiple gunshot wounds lying on Elpis Street between Pansy and Grosso avenues, about 250 feet through the back woods from where the female's body was found Wednesday night.
Two men also were fatally shot last year a couple blocks away in the same neighborhood.
Calvin Stapleton was arrested in Taylor's death, but the killings of Clark and Martin are open cases.
Anyone with information that could help authorities identify the woman's body or who has information about the unsolved homicides is encouraged to call an investigator at 478-751-7500 or phone anonymous tips to Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.