Update: Body found in ditch on Jones Road in Macon identified

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body that was found on Jones Road in south Bibb County.

Deputies responded to a call just before 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. They found 31-year old Ian Nichols kneeled down on some rocks in a ditch. Macon-Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said he may have been dead between 8 and 10 hours.

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Nichols was wearing gym shorts, but his pants were pulled down. The investigation is ongoing. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has its crime lab on scene.

 

The body was carried under a blue tarp while deputies investigate.
The body was carried under a blue tarp while deputies investigate.

Jones says the autopsy will be done Thursday to find the cause of death.

41NBC will have more information tonight on 41NBC News at 5:30 & 6.