Man finds mail dumped in wooded area outside neighborhood

The Office of the Inspector General is investigating after a man found a pile of mail thrown in a wooded area outside his northeast Atlanta neighborhood.

Allen Morgan said he was taking his dog for a walk along Fisher Trail Wednesday morning when he noticed something in the woods.

“I just happened to look to my right on the side walk and there was just pile of trash and my first thought was, ‘What terrible person would throw this trash here??’” Morgan said to Channel 2’s Alyssa Hyman.

But it wasn’t trash. It was a massive pile of mail.

“There were bank statements, things that looked like bills, then a lot of … looked like Christmas cards maybe or something,” Morgan said.

But the mail appeared to be unopened.

Hyman asked Allen to take cellphone video of the dumped mail after he called about the story.

He said some of the addresses were on his street and his neighbors have been complaining about missing mail.

“I had not seen any posts on Next Door, the website. I wouldn’t have been suspicious,” Morgan said.

The biggest question for Allen is what’s the motive here?

“I would figure if someone was stealing identity or money or checks they'd have to open up the letter to see what’s in there and none of them were open,” Morgan said.

Hymen asked U.S. Postal Service for comment on Wednesday and a spokesperson confirmed the Office of the Inspector General has been notified and is conducting an investigation into what happened.

“I don't know what the answer is. There may not be an answer, but its concerning,” Morgan said.

Morgan said that he never puts his outgoing mail in his mailbox. He always takes it to the post office.

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