Body found in Holmes County identified

Published: Jul. 22, 2019 at 3:17 AM CDT
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The man recovered from Wright’s Creek at Wayside Park on Sunday, July 21, has been officially identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as 71-year-old Ronald Gene Moore of 1576 Cotton Circle, Bonifay. No foul play is suspected; however, the Medical Examiner’s office is still in the process of determining the exact cause of Moore’s death.


According to the Holmes County Sheriff's Office, a death investigation is currently underway following the discovery of a deceased white male early Sunday under the bridge at Wayside Park on State Road 79.

They say the deceased was pulled from the water and later turned over to the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine an official cause of death; however early investigation does not indicate this to have been a suspicious death.

The identify of the deceased is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

We will keep you updated as more information is released.