Foul play suspected in death of body found Wednesday

The body of an older white male was discovered in a room at the Red Carpet Inn at around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers from the Jesup Wayne County Drug and Investigative Task Force were on the scene along with several members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.  A preliminary investigation was under way.

A call to 911 reported the body, and officers of the Jesup Police Department and Wayne County EMS entered the room and found the body, which reportedly was partially covered in blood.

Foul play is suspected, and a suspect is being sought for questioning.

The identity of the deceased, believed to be local, was not being released pending notification of the family.

This is the second body discovered in Wayne County within the last three days. The first was found Monday in an abandoned house on Tower Road and appeared to have been there for “several months.” There appears to be no connection between the two cases.

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