Police investigating after woman’s body found in Riceboro

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Published: Dec. 3, 2022 at 4:16 PM EST
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RICEBORO, Ga. (WTOC) - The body of a woman was discovered by hunters Friday night near the Barrington Ferry Road water tower.

According to an incident report filed by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, the body of the woman was discovered shortly before 5 p.m. laying in a ditch on an unnamed road.

According to the report, the hunter who notified authorities had just shot a deer which ran off.  While searching for the deer they discovered the body of a white female unclothed laying in the ditch on the property of the Weyerhaeser Paper Company.

According to the report, a knife was discovered near the scene however the cause of death has not been released and it is unknown if the discovery of the knife played a part in the woman’s death.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation sent out a release on Monday that the body of the woman would be undergoing an autopsy Tuesday at the GBI Crime Lab in Pooler.

The GBI did make an attempt on Friday to determine the identity of the woman without any success.