RICHLAND, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Stewart County Sheriff's Office to assist in a homicide investigation on Tuesday, July 14.
At 10:15 am, sheriff's deputies responded to 340 Hall Road Lumpkin, Georgia, where Richard Byrd, 69, was found deceased.
He was the victim of an apparent homicide.
The investigation is ongoing, with GBI agents and deputies conducting interviews and processing evidence in connection with the crime.
An autopsy is underway at the GBI crime lab in Decatur.