Discovery of Atlanta man’s remains lacks closure

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image The remains of Atlanta musician, masseur and go-go dancer Steven Marchi are sitting in a forensics lab for positive identification, but the case may never bring closure to his family and friends. A skull and other skeletal remains, along with Marchi’s identification and passport, were recently discovered in a remote campsite in Texas. Marchi, a former dancer at gay bar BJ Roosters, was reported missing on Aug. 22 from his DeKalb County apartment, some 10 days after he disappeared. His truck was discovered in a Walmart parking lot in Texas, but authorities weren’t tipped about the connection to Marchi, 43, until friends intercepted a letter from the towing company about the Dodge pickup. Cooke County, Texas sheriff’s deputies say there’s no reason to suspect foul play; instead they say that if the remains are Marchi’s, dehydration from a heat wave or a snake bite killed him. Friends and family in Atlanta aren’t so sure, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"Why did he leave? Where was he going? Why was he [in Texas]?" Hagen said. "It doesn't add up."
His mother is left without closure and answers, too.
"Everything is so sketchy ... it doesn't make sense," Ginger Marchi said. "Where are we going to get proof of what happened to him with one vertebrae and a skull?"
Photo via Steven Marchi


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