Dooly County, GA - At approximately 11:15AM today, a farmer was working on a well in a cotton field and located a body near the field and a wooded area.  The farmer contacted the Dooly County Sheriff’s Office and they notified the GBI for investigative and crime scene processing assistance.

The field where the body was located is 2 miles off I-75 at exit 112.  The body was located 20 yards off a dirt road leading into the cotton field. The clothing on the body indicates it is that of a female.

The GBI is looking at missing person cases in the area and the Russell investigation in Ohio.  The GBI has been in contact with the Logan County Ohio Sheriff’s Office, the Chattanooga, TN PD, and the FBI regarding the Russell investigation.

The scene has been processed and the body has been transported to the GBI crime lab in Macon for an autopsy that is scheduled for tomorrow. 

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Contact Information:

John Bankhead - 404-270-8330