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UPDATE: Identity still unknown after body discovered

Deputies still don’t know the identity of a body they recovered on a piece of property off Peak...
Deputies still don’t know the identity of a body they recovered on a piece of property off Peak Road in Holmes County Friday afternoon.(HOLMES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE)
Published: Apr. 12, 2021 at 1:01 PM CDT
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HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Deputies still don’t know the identity of a body they recovered on a piece of property off Peak Road in Holmes County Friday afternoon.

Last Thursday, investigators say they were contacted by police in Geneva County, Alabama, about a missing person possibly buried in Holmes County.

With the help of multiple law enforcement agencies, officials say they were able to locate the grave site and found human remains Friday evening.

The body has been transported to the medical examiner’s office in Panama City. Officials say an autopsy will be performed, and they hope to identify the remains.

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HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - ORIGINAL STORY - April 9, 2021 (9PM)

The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a location in northwest Holmes County after receiving information about a possible body being buried.

Law enforcement officials recovered a body from the area off Peak Rd. late Friday afternoon.

FDLE Crime Scene investigators are also on scene, as are the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office, Geneva Police Department, and Alabama Bureau of Investigation.

There is no danger to the public, but Sheriff John Tate asks that the public stay away from the area.

No additional details are being released at this time, but we will update you on this breaking story as soon as more information is available.

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