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The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of the body of a black male in a ditch across from Heritage Elementary School on Thomaston Road.

Shortly after 8 a.m., the sheriff's office received a call about a person down near 6035 Thomaston Road, Deputy Chief David Davis said. The man's identity hasn't been released pending notification of his family. An autopsy will be performed to determine how the man died.

Deputies closed one lane of Thomaston Road this morning and were directing traffic near the entrance to the school.

Investigators are on the scene picking up debris in the road that could possibly be related to a hit-and-run accident, Davis said.

Anyone who saw someone walking along Thomaston Road on Wednesday night is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 746-9441.

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