Investigation ongoing after body found in Tifton

The GBI is currently investigating after a dead body was found near Highway 82.
The GBI is currently investigating after a dead body was found near Highway 82.(WALB)
Published: Jul. 13, 2022 at 7:14 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 15, 2022 at 11:38 AM EDT
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TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - An investigation is underway after a body was found in Tifton, according to Tifton Deputy Coroner Melissa Carroll.

Police said a body was found around 5 p.m. on Wednesday in a ditch on Highway 82, across from the Polaris dealership and Offroad Powersports.

Law enforcement also said there does appear to be foul play involved.

Tifton police said in a release Friday that a family member at the scene identified the man as Layton Bryce Tolbert, 33.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is currently investigating. The body was taken to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.

The GBI is currently investigating after a dead body was found near Highway 82.
The GBI is currently investigating after a dead body was found near Highway 82.(WALB)

Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI Tip Line at (1 800) 597-8477 or the Tifton Police Department Tip Line at (229) 391-3991.

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