Telfair County sheriff’s officials and the GBI are investigating a killing in the Jacksonville community, according to a GBI news release.
The victim, an unidentified black man in his late 20s or early 30s, was found partially burned at 3:30 p.m. Thursday outside a hunting lodge, according to the Friday afternoon news release. He was between 6 feet 2 inches and 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighed about 195 pounds and had a beard.
“His hair is close-cropped but we don’t know if he had a lot of hair and it’s just burned off,” said Greg Harvey, special agent in charge of the Eastman GBI office.
Although much of his clothing was burned, authorities say he was wearing blue jeans and a white hooded pullover. The sweatshirt was decorated with green designs, thought to be an image of dice. Authorities also said his belt featured a “Timberland” brass logo, and he was wearing brown leather lace-up casual shoes.
The victim had a surgical scar on his front abdomen from his navel to his sternum, and he also had a surgical scar on the inside of his right forearm, the release stated.
“Of course in this day and time, people are so disconnected with family moving away, someone could go a long time without anybody asking any questions,” Harvey said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Telfair County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 868-6611 or the GBI at (478) 374-6988.