Investigators believe that Christopher Collin Demmon killed and dismembered Justin Yeng Xiong and then stole his jeep. The vehicle was later found with a bloody chainsaw inside of it. 

BY GINA TRON

Investigators in middle Georgia have arrested a man who they say killed his roommate, cut the body into pieces and then wrapped body parts in a plastic bag left in a shed behind a house in Devereux.

A man found the body on June 4 after smelling decomposing flesh.

Christopher Collin Demmon, 33, is in custody in Georgia on a murder charge. He has a previous criminal record out of Tampa. [ Florida Department of Corrections ]

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the victim is 29-year-old Justin Yeng Xiong.

Authorities charged 33-year-old Christopher Collin Demmon this week with malicious murder in the killing.

Investigators allegedly discovered a bloody chainsaw in the back of that Jeep, according to 13WMAZ.

Days before Xiong was discovered, Demmon was arrested in South Carolina after he allegedly blocked two lanes of a roadway with the stolen vehicle.

An incident report from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office states that Demmon was found wandering the roadway on foot “in an excited state and his pupils to be pinpoint.”

It wasn’t known how long the remains had been in the yard, GBI special agent Mary Chandler told The Telegraph newspaper of Macon, Georgia.

The investigation began Friday evening, when a 911 call led Hancock County sheriff’s deputies to the yard in the small community of Devereaux about 100 miles southeast of Atlanta.

Demmon was already in custody in South Carolina after being arrested several days earlier, The Telegraph reported. His criminal record includes charges of grand theft, burglary and credit card fraud in Hillsborough County.

Florida records show that he was released from prison about seven months ago after serving five years for arrests stemming from 2015.

It wasn’t known Monday whether Demmon has an attorney who could be reached to comment on his behalf.

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Anyone with information is urged to call GBI’s regional investigative office in Milledgeville at 478-445-4173 or the Hancock County Sheriff’s office at 706-444-6471. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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