September 8, 2006
Fitzgerald- Ben Hill County investigators have a tentative identification on a body found Friday afternoon, but they're waiting on an autopsy to confirm it. Someone taking out some trash smelled a strong odor and found the body in an abandoned house behind Sybil's Lounge on Highway 11 north of Fitzgerald around 2 p.m.
Sheriff Bobby McLemore believes the body had been there four to six months. He thinks it's a white man reported missing from a nearby county. Investigators have no idea yet how he died.