Body found off Railroad Street

Published 11:05 am Friday, September 14, 2018

AMERICUS — The Americus Police Department released information about a body found early Friday in north Americus.

The press release says that a multi-state investigation into a missing person out of Florida resulted in the locating a deceased person in a wooded area off the 900 block of Railroad Street around 7 a.m. Friday.

Special Agent Terry Howard of the Region 3 Office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to the Times-Recorder that the body is being sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Macon. He said they did not know if the subject is a male or female, how long the body had been there, and wouldn’t reveal how the body was found.

The Americus Police Department and the GBI are conducting the investigation.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call the Americus Police Department at 229-924-3677 or Georgia Bureau of Investigation at 229-931-2439.

— Beth Alston