Missing Fort Valley man found dead inside car on Highway 96

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FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Fort Valley Police say 28-year-old Dominique Towns, who was last seen last week, was found dead Tuesday.

An FVPD news release says the vehicle Towns was reported to be driving, a 2012 Hyundai Elantra, was found on Highway 96 East about a mile past Evans Road and that the body inside was positively identified as Towns.

Towns was last seen Thursday when he left for work in Warner Robins. Police later said his cell phone was found in Bibb County.

Georgia State Patrol is handling the accident investigation.

We are working to gather more information.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!