Missing man in south Ga. found dead

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BLACKSHEAR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in south Georgia are investigating the death of a Pierce County man who disappeared over the weekend and was found slain three days later in a wooded area.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the body of 52-year-old Wendell Bruce Connell of Blackshear was found Tuesday morning by
friends searching for him after he was reported missing the previous day.

The GBI says the investigation indicates that Connell was seen last on Saturday.

An autopsy at the GBI Crime Lab revealed the death was a
homicide, but the cause has not been released.

The GBI and Pierce County Sheriff's Office are investigating, with help from the Blackshear Police Department and Georgia State Patrol Aviation Unit.

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