Coroner identifies body found in Pelham yard

Coroner identifies body found in Pelham yard

PELHAM, Ga. (WALB) - The Pelham Police Department is investigating a possible homicide after a body was found in the front yard in the 100 block of David Street around 6 p.m., according to Assistant Chief of Police Rod Williams.

Mitchell County Coroner Stedderick Thomas identified the man who was found as Kenneth Cooper, 46.

Thomas said Cooper’s body will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab in Macon on Monday for an autopsy.

Police said foul play is suspected.

Scene where officials are investigating after body found in Pelham yard.
Scene where officials are investigating after body found in Pelham yard. (Source: WALB)

The department has requested the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The scene is still active.

This is a developing story and we will continue to update it as more information comes in.

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