Detectives are investigating a suspicious death in the area of NE Gumswamp Road West of NE Range Road.
At approximately 3:00pm on today’s date, deputies were dispatched to a forest road in this area for a report of a body which was located by a citizen. Upon arrival, deputies confirmed that there was a deceased individual and foul play was suspected. The CCSO Forensics team and detectives are on scene to investigate further.
“We understand the public’s interest and concern in these types of situations,” Sheriff Mark Hunter said in a statement. “We have a lot of questions we need to answer before we can release further information to the public. We ask for patience and cooperation while we work to protect the integrity of the investigation.”
We are working to identify the victim. The scene and investigation are still active, and no further details are available for release at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at (386)758-1095. Citizens may also report information through Crime Stoppers of Columbia County by calling (386)754-7099 or www.columbiacrimestoppers.net.