Americus Police report weekend homicide

Americus Police report weekend homicide
The cause of death is pending an autopsy, but there were obvious signs of trauma to the body. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Americus Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are currently investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday, January 3.

A man was found dead at a residence in the 100 Block of Cherokee Street in Americus.

Officers were dispatched to a person down call at approximately 8:20 Sunday night. On arrival, officers discovered a man lying on the floor inside the residence.

EMS personnel determined that the subject was deceased.

The victim has been identified as Sammie Lee White, 76, of Americus. The cause of death is pending an autopsy, but there were obvious signs of trauma to the body.

Detectives and agents questioned witnesses and processed the crime scene through the night and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call the Americus Police Department at 229-924-3677 or after hours at 229-937-9011.

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