Death investigation under way in Blakely

Published 08/11 2014 10:43AM

Updated 08/11 2014 11:08AM

Deputies in Early County are currently working a weekend death investigation.

A 911 call led deputies to respond to Jesse Johnson Street where they found a man lying in the road with injuries. He has since been identified as 49-year-old Sammy E. George of Blakely.

George was unresponsive with visible injuries to his head. He was taken to Pioneer Community Hospital Saturday night and later transferred to a hospital in Tallahassee where he died Sunday afternoon.

An official cause of death is not available until an autopsy is completed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The Early County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with any information to please give them a call at (229) 723-3158. You can also contact Sheriff William Price at (229) 723-3484.

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