Teen found dead in Tifton, officers investigating as homicide


    A teen was found dead Thursday in a wooded area in Tifton//Photo: Kailey McCarthy

    On Thursday, January 10, 2019, at approximately 10:51 a.m., Tift County 911 received a call in reference to a deceased subject found inside of a vehicle.

    That vehicle was located in a wooded area off of Emerson O’Bynes Avenue in Tifton.

    A teen was found dead Thursday in a wooded area in Tifton//Photo: Kailey McCarthy

    The Tift County Sheriff’s Office responded and discovered 18-year-old Kenyada Mitchell of Tift County deceased inside of the vehicle.

    This case is currently being investigated as a homicide by the GBI and the Tift County Sheriff’s Office.

    Anyone that has any information pertaining to this investigation should contact the Tift County Sheriff’s Office at 229-388-6020 or the GBI Sylvester Office at 229-777-2080.

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