Nearly three months after the body of the former managing partner of Burr & Forman’s Atlanta office was discovered in a wooded area of his Cherokee County estate, a spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said his death “is still very much an active investigation.”

Jay Baker, a spokesman for Sheriff Frank Reynolds, confirmed the death of Gary Wayne Farris is being investigated as a homicide. He would not say how Farris died. He also said little about the circumstances surrounding the discovery of Farris’ body on July 5, other than that members of the attorney’s family reported it.

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