From The Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — ATV riders found a body in a wooded area on Saturday, January 1, around 11:48 p.m.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Deputies were called to a wooded area off of Lock 17 Road near Griffis Road, in unincorporated Jefferson County, to investigate reports of a body located by people riding ATVs in the area.
“Upon arrival, deputies encountered the unidentified victim’s body,” Sergeant Joni Money said. “The male victim appeared to have been at the location for an extended period of time.”
Money said that detectives were called to the scene and are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death.
“The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office will also conduct an investigation to determine the identity of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of his death,” Money said.
The story will be updated when more information is available.