Houston & Peach

Fort Valley police: Body found in wooded area

A body was found Fort Valley on Tuesday.

The body was discovered in a wooded area behind an abandoned house on Davidson Drive, which is off U.S. 341 near Middle Georgia Technical College, according to a Facebook post by the Fort Valley Police Department.

Fort Valley Public Safety Director Lawrence Spurgeon said a local resident found the body about 3 p.m.

Peach County Coroner Kerry Rooks said the person had been dead “for quite a while” and decomposition was too severe to identify the person’s sex.

The GBI is helping with the investigation to determine who the person is and how he or she died.

Rooks said an autopsy is set for Wednesday.

Laura Corley: 478-744-4334, @Lauraecor