Burke County, GA (WJBF) – The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a suspicious death.

Around 11:16 am Sunday morning, deputies responded to the 1200 block of Watkins Pond Road between Old Waynesboro Road and Hwy 56.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered the body of, 58-year-old Morris Harden of Augusta, lying just off the roadway.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office suggest that foul play was involved, and this is being treated as a homicide.

They say Harden has no apparent ties to Burke County and was last seen at his residence, the 2000 block of Dyer Street in Augusta, the day before around 5:00 p.m. His residence was a block away from Carrie J. Mays Park in the Turpin Hill neighborhood. Less than twenty hours later, his body, shot at least once, was discovered on the side of a road in rural Buke County.

If you know anything about this incident, please contact your local police or Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 706-554-6633 or Sheriff’s Office at 706-554-2133.

Callers can remain anonymous!