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Body of missing Army vet found in car

ATLANTA -- Randal Andrew Ackerman, the missing Army veteran, was found deceased in his car Thursday evening around 6 p.m. in an embankment. 

Ackerman's body was discovered by Georgia State Patrol, who was called in to investigate a traffic crash involving a Ford Focus at Johnson Ferry Road and Mill Creek.

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Upon arrival, the troopers found a vehicle that had left the roadway, traveled down the embankment and overturned. 

The exact day and time of the crash has not yet been determined at this time.

Atlanta police tell 11Alive's Julie Wolfe they responded to a call for a missing person Tuesday morning at the Hangovers Bar in Buckhead. Jeanette Kunitz reported her friend, Randal Andrew Ackerman, was last seen there around 2 a.m. Tuesday. He lives in Sandy Springs and was in the city going out after attending a Braves game.   


When he stopped answering his phone, she called mutual friends who also were unable to locate him. Ackerman's roommate said he hasn't been home. Kunitz told police she was concerned because Ackerman suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and could be in the middle of an episode. He was recently honorably discharged from the Army after a tour in Afghanistan.  He's served for more than ten years and had also been stationed in Iraq for multiple tours. 

A close friend, Kara Jenkins, called him "trusting, silly, fun... a great friend who cared about everyone."

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