Body found in SUV at downtown Macon Zaxby’s


The body of a young woman was found Saturday morning in the back seat of an SUV that had apparently been parked at a Zaxby’s restaurant in downtown Macon with its engine running since Friday afternoon.

Authorities said the body of 25-year-old Blair Chamblee, of Macon, was discovered about 7:30 a.m. by the fast-food establishment’s manager.

The SUV, a Toyota 4Runner, was parked near the back of the eatery’s lot at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Spring Street. Investigators said the manager reported seeing the vehicle there Friday night when he left work.

It was still there and cranked Saturday morning, Bibb County Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley said, and when the manager arrived he busted one of the Toyota’s windows “when he saw there was someone in the back seat.”

The circumstances of Chamblee’s death were not immediately clear and an autopsy was set for Monday. Though authorities could not rule out foul play, they said it didn’t appear to be a factor.