Human remains found in Surry home, one person charged


Javier Gonzalez Garcia, 47, is charged with one felony count of murder.

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LOWGAP, N.C. – The Surry County Sheriff’s Office discovered human remains Saturday while executing a search warrant at a home on 321 Bowtie Lane, according to a press release from the agency.

Detectives sent the remains to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital for autopsy and identification.

The release states that police believe the remains are of a Michael Dean Martin.

Michael Dean Martin

Surry County detectives arrested Javier Gonzalez Garcia, 47, and he was charged with the murder of Martin, deputies say.

Garcia is held without bond at the Surry County Detention Center.

The Mount Airy Police Crisis Management Team and NC State Bureau of Investigations assisted the Surry County Sheriff’s Office in the search.

The investigation is ongoing.

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