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Woman found dead in Decatur County woods, death investigation underway

Victim identified as Angela Mae Young
Body Found
Posted at 5:40 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 17:40:03-04

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in after a woman was found dead in a wooded area in Decatur County.

On Saturday around 7:40 p.m., the GBI was asked to assist in a death investigation by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office.

GBI says woman's body had been found in a wooded area off of Horseshoe Bend Road in Decatur County by people riding ATV’s.

When they arrived, agents along with a Crime Scene Specialist and Decatur County Investigators began processing the scene, conducting interviews, and working on leads.

Agents and investigators then requested assistance from the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office to use their “Rapid ID” equipment. Thanks to that technology, the victim was identified as Angela Mae Young by her fingerprints.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon, Georgia. The case is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI Thomasville office at (229) 225-4090 or the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 248-3044.