Authorities investigating man's death in Walton County


By Joe Johnson

The Georgia Investigation said they were requested on Monday to assist the Walton County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a the death of a man at a Covington residence.

Deputies responded that day to a report of a deceased man located inside a residence on Jersey Social Circle Road, according to the GBI. The deceased man's body had been discovered by the property’s landlord.

It is not known how long the man had been deceased, and his body will be transported to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy. Positive identification and notification of next-of-kin is pending.

This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation may contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at (770) 267-6557 or the GBI's Region 11 Field Office at (706) 552-2309.

Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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