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UPDATE: Man found dead in Bibb ditch is identified | Photo, Video

The name of a man found dead this morning along a west Bibb County road has been released.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said this afternoon that the body of Stanley Harris Jr., 21, from Thomaston, was discovered in a ditch across from Heritage Elementary School on Thomaston Road.

Shortly after 8 a.m., the Bibb County Sheriff's Office received a call about a person down near 6035 Thomaston Road, Deputy Chief David Davis said. An autopsy will be performed to determine how Harris died.

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

Investigators spent time picking up debris in the road this morning 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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