WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a body was found in a field in Hephzibah Wednesday evening.
A Richmond County Sheriff's Office spokesperson tell us, shortly before 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and Hephzibah Police Department responded to a body that had been found in a field off of Williams Drive in Hephzibah.
The investigation is in the early stages, but the body has been identified, but the identity is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.
We are told the case is being investigated as a murder, but cause of death will be pending an autopsy by the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta.
We will continue to follow this story and provide the latest information as it becomes available.