On Monday, April 8, Columbia County Sheriff Office Detectives began an investigation into the death of a male that was found lying in a wooded area off Old Spanish Rd near Fort White.
Before noon, Deputies responded to the area due to a report from a citizen. The citizen, who was taking a walk, discovered the body and called Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office, who in turn notified CCSO. The area where the body was found is near the county line between Suwannee and Columbia Counties. Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office assisted in this investigation by securing the scene until CCSO arrived.
The male has not been identified as of the time of this release and he will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s office in Jacksonville for autopsy to determine cause of death.
This case is active and on-going.