A truck driver was found dead in the cab of his truck after a fellow trucker contacted authorities to report a bad smell and apparent blood seeping from a nearby truck cab.
32-year-old Adam Walker was found deceased in the sleeper berth of his rig at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 17th in a parking spot at the back of a Love’s Truck Stop in Madison, Georgia.
According to the Morgan County Citizen, Walker had picked up a load of tractor parts in Chicago and was supposed to make a delivery in Jacksonville on Monday, February 14th. By Wednesday, February 16th, the receiver contacted police to report that Walker had never made the delivery, and said that he intended to report the contents of the load as stolen by February 18th.
When police responded to the Love’s Truck Stop after receiving calls from a trucker reporting a “foul odor” and blood seeping from the cab of a parked truck, they discovered Walker’s body had already begun decomposing in the sleeper berth. Walker’s keys were still in the ignition in the “on” position, indicating that Walker had been there so long with the truck running that the rig had run out of fuel.
Investigators say that Walker was likely dead for three or four days before his body was discovered. No cause of death has been determined, but “there is no appearance of foul play,” according to Madison Police Department Chief Bill Ashburn. “A firearm was found but it did not appear to have been fired.”
Love’s management was unable to determine how long the truck had been parked in their lot, but they were able to confirm that Walker had not used any payment cards at the location.