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Man found dead in Tift County, death investigation underway

Posted at 2:29 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 14:30:09-04

TIFT COUNTY, Fla.(WTXL) — Georgia authorities are investigating after a 49-year-old man was found dead on Sunday in Tift County.

According to the Tift County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of a deceased person in the 100 block of Ty Ty Sycamore Road.

Upon arrival, responding deputies found the body of 49-year-old Dexter Bernard Patterson.

Patterson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say an autopsy will be performed on Patterson at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to call the Tift County Sheriff’s Office at 229-388-6020 or the GBI Sylvester Office at 229-777-2080.