UPDATE: GBI ID’s victim in Grady Co. death

UPDATE: GBI ID’s victim in Grady Co. death
The scene at a Grady County death investigation on Upper Hawthrone Trial.

GRADY CO., Ga. (WALB) - On Thursday, just after 4 a.m., the Grady County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) with a death investigation.

The victim was identified as Cameron Wooten, according to the GBI. The case is being investigated as a homicide. An autopsy is being performed today at the GBI Macon Crime Lab.

Authorities received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area, and a deputy found a man’s body in a vehicle off Upper Hawthorne Trail, according to Jamy Steinberg, special agent in charge of the Thomasville GBI post.

GBI Agents and Grady County Deputies continue to interview witnesses and process evidence collected in the case.

Steinberg said “Several tips have been received by law enforcement regarding this investigation. We are appreciative of the calls and urge anyone who has information about the case to call GBI at 229-225-4090 or the Grady County Sheriff’s Office at 229-377-5200.”

Sad, disappointed and shocked — that’s how those who believe they know the victim describe their reaction to this news.

All are hoping the family will find closure and what happened to the victim.

One person WALB spoke to told us her niece was the believed victim’s girlfriend. She wished to remain anonymous, but told WALB he will be remembered for his kindness.

“It shocked me, because to find out that somebody done this to him," the woman said. "He never bothers anybody or causes any trouble with anyone.

Deputies on scene said the lead officers on this case weren’t giving a statement at that time. They told WALB the same, and to go to the sheriff’s office with questions. WALB asked the Grady County Sheriff’s Office for comment but declined.

Within the past five months, this is the fourth homicide investigation in Grady County — something that has people growing concerned for their safety and their loved ones’ safety.

It’s still unclear what caused this incident.

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