Death investigation underway in Blakely

Deputies with the Early County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a man found with serious injuries to the head.

The man, later identified as 49-year-old Sammy E. George of Blakely, was found unresponsive on Jesse Johnson Street around 9:30 p.m.

George was taken to Pioneer Community Hospital, then transferred to a Tallahassee, FL hospital.

Officials said he died Sunday afternoon.

An autopsy was ordered to be completed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 229-723-3158 or Sheriff William Price at 229-723-3484.

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