Body Found in Defuniak Springs

Walton County authorities are investigating a mysterious death.

911 operators received a call of a person lying in the front yard of a home north of Defuniak Springs.

Sheriff’s deputies and Walton county fire rescue arrived at the scene and found a man, later identified as 57-year-old William Joseph Jones, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

The Florida department of law enforcement, sheriff’s investigators and the medical examiner’s office responded to the scene.

At this time, no determination has been made as to how the gunshot was inflicted and the investigation is continuing.

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