Macon police issued a lookout Tuesday for a person of interest after a 29-year-old Macon woman was found dead Monday night.
Officers want to question Bobby Lee Fordham Jr. about the death of Candace Rice, whose body was found in a house at 4073 Lafayette Drive, according to a news release from the Macon Police Department.
Fordham is described as a black male, 6 feet 1 inch tall, and about 170 pounds. He has a mole under his eye on his left cheek, a goatee and sideburns, the release stated. According to a police report, Fordham was Rices boyfriend.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said Rice might have been dead for 15 or 16 hours in the neighborhood across from the Dairy Queen on Log Cabin Drive.
Jones said police have asked him not to release the cause of death as investigators pursue leads.
According to the police report, Rices father, Gregory, called police and asked them to check in on his daughter, whom he had heard was beaten up.
A woman baby-sitting Rices three children told officers that the children heard Candace Rice fighting with Fordham before Gregory Rice brought his grandchildren to the baby-sitters house.
Police were unable to find a spare key to Candace Rices house, and Gregory Rice climbed through a kitchen window and let officers inside. Officers then found the victim lying on the floor of her locked bedroom, covered by a brown quilt.
Anyone with information about Fordhams whereabouts is asked to contact detective Robert Shockley at (478) 803-2484 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.
Writer Phillip Ramati contributed to this report. To contact writer Liz Fabian, call 744-4303.