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LCSO investigating after body found in Apalachicola Forest

Deputies say deceased male had obvious signs of injury
One Person Killed at Camping Event in Apalachicola National Forest
Posted at 12:51 PM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-01 11:22:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death in the Apalachicola National Forest.

According to LCSO, deputies received a call about a body in the forest on Backwoods Jackson Bluff Road around 9:40 a.m. on Monday.

Deputies responded to the area where they found a deceased male with obvious signs of injury, LCSO said.

LCSO Violent Crimes and Crime Scene Units responded to the area and assumed the investigation.

At this time, the victim’s identification and information are being withheld pending next of kin notification.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information to please contact the LCSO Violent Crimes Unit at (850) 606-3300 or to remain anonymous contact Big Bend Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477).