Valdosta teen death investigated as a homicide

Valdosta teen death investigated as a homicide

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Valdosta Police are investigating the death of a teenager as a homicide.

Investigators say they found Zachary Bulter,19, dead Wednesday night around 7:45 at an apartment in the 1400 block of Baytree Road.

Butler was taken to Macon for an autopsy, where police said that based on evidence it appears that narcotics may have played a role in his death.

Valdosta Police said the investigation into his death is still active, and if anyone has any information to contact the Valdosta Police Department.

Butler was a student at Valdosta State University.

The university released the following statement after Butler was identified as the victim in the fatal shooting:

The Valdosta State University community is deeply saddened by the unexpected death of Zachary Austin Butler, a current student.

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