Police ID bodies found Friday in Lawrenceville

Photo by Michael Buckelew

Photo by Michael Buckelew

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett police on Wednesday identified a man and woman found dead beside a truck near a dirt road last week, but exactly how they died is still unclear, officials said.

Police identified the pair as Lawrenceville residents Perry James Taylor, 52, and Jennifer Carman, 37. Autopsies have been completed, but toxicology results are pending, said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith.

"The investigation has not indicated that foul play was a factor," Smith said.

Results of toxicology tests typically take weeks to be returned to agencies who request them.

Police found the bodies Friday morning, when the owner of the isolated property near the intersection of New Hope Road and Sugarloaf Parkway called police, concerned the trespassers were illegally dumping trash.

Instead, police found Carman on the ground outside a red, late-model Ford F-150, and Taylor sprawled inside the cab.

Smith has said the bodies didn't appear to have been there long. No signs of drug use were apparent at the scene, he said.