By Carol A. Gasser Moore
BERRIEN COUNTY, Georgia – Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) detectives are working to identify a body found Saturday afternoon near SR-122 and Possum Creek Road in Berrien County.
Berrien County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a body in an area near the intersection on property owned by Shiloh Pecan Farms.
The body was discovered in a wooded area that had underbrush burned and just next to the SR-122 bar ditch.
An investigation has ensued, since the body’s discovery. Berrien County Sheriff’s deputies were seen at the location in an area cordoned off by yellow “Police Line Do Not Cross” tape. A body laying face up could be seen from the road.
Since the body was found, Berrien County Sheriff Ray Paulk has requested the assistance of the GBI, who has taken over the investigation. The investigation is ongoing, and an autopsy has been scheduled.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates to this developing story.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Douglas at (912) 389-4103. Anonymous 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.