Man found in woods identified

Police at the scene of a body found in the woods. / Jessica Fairley

Investigators with the Albany Police Department say they have identified a man whose body was found in a wooded area off West Town Road.

The death has been ruled a homicide by investigators.

A representative with the police department says she will release a name as soon as family members have been notified of the death.

According to the Albany Police Department, the body of the black male was in the 1800 block of West Town Road. The call came in to police around 12:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Representatives from the District Attorney's office and the Dougherty County Coroner's Office worked the scene along with a helicopter from the Georgia State Patrol. Cops canvassed the area on three ATVs.

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