The following statement was released by the Tift County Sheriff's Office Friday evening:
Tift County Sheriff's Office and the Tift County Coroner are investigating the death of an elderly Tift County woman
after her body was found in a pond behind her home late Friday afternoon.
Sheriff's Investigators and the Coroner are still on scene at the location on Connell Road in eastern Tift County at this time.
Investigators are told the victim had medical conditions.
The Sheriff's Office hasn't released the name of the victim at this time.
Additional information will be released at a later time as the investigation continues.