UPDATE: Autopsy Results Expected for Blakely Man on Friday

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A cause of death is still not known in the death of Sammy George. The results of an autopsy are expected to be available on Friday, August 15.


BLAKELY, GA -- A man has died at a Tallahassee hospital after being found unconscious on Jesse Johnson Street in Blakely. Sammy E. George, 49, of Blakely was pronounced dead on Sunday.

The Early County Sheriff's Office received a call at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 9th with reports of a man lying in the road with injuries. Deputies say George was found unresponsive with visible head injuries.

George was taken to Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely, before being transferred to Tallahassee, where he later died. An official cause of death will not be available until the completion of an autopsy by the GBI Division of Forensic Science, Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Early County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the help of the public to further this investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to please contact the Investigative Division of the Sheriff’s Office at (229)723-3158 or Sheriff William Price at (229)723-3484.

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