GBI Investigating death in Cook County


    On Wednesday, the GBI's Douglas Regional Office received a request by the Cook County Sheriff's Office to assist with a death investigation.Photo: WFXL

    On Wednesday, the GBI's Douglas Regional Office received a request by the Cook County Sheriff's Office to assist with a death investigation.

    At approximately 1:06 p.m., the Cook County Sheriff's Office received a report of a fire near Highway 41 and Barneyville Road in Sparks.

    Deputies and firefighters arrived on the scene and found a vehicle on fire in a wooded area.

    After extinguishing the fire, firefighters located a body inside the vehicle.

    The body will be transported to the GBI Medical Examiner's Office in Macon for identification and an autopsy.

    Anyone in the area during the time of the fire is encouraged to contact the Cook County Sheriff's Office at 229-986-7471 or the GBI Douglas Regional Office at 912-389-4103.

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