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UPDATE: Body recovered in Holmes County creek identified

Holmes County Sheriff's deputies said the man recovered from a local creek on Sunday has been...
Holmes County Sheriff's deputies said the man recovered from a local creek on Sunday has been identified as a 71-year-old Bonifay man.(WJHG)
Published: Jul. 22, 2019 at 4:57 PM CDT
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UPDATE: July 22, 2019 (4:45 p.m.)

Holmes County Sheriff's deputies said they've identified the man recovered from Wright's Creek at Wayside Park on Sunday, July 21, as 71-year-old Ronald Gene Moore of Bonifay.

No foul play is suspected; however, the medical examiner is still in the process of determining the exact cause of Moore's death.

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An investigation is currently underway following the discovery of a body in Holmes County.

According to the Holmes County Sheriff's Office, deputies discovered a

deceased white male Sunday under the bridge at Wayside Park on State Road 79. They say the body was pulled from the water and later turned over to the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine an official cause of death. An early investigation does not indicate foul play.

The identify of the person has not yet been released because the next of kin has not been notified.

This is a developing story and updates will be made as we learn more.

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