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Twin City death ruled a homicide
Sheriff: Man found dead of "apparent gunshot wounds" Sunday
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The death of a Twin City man whose body was found Sunday has been ruled a homicide.

Johnny James Jackson, 59, was the victim of "apparent gunshot wounds," said Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens.

Emanuel County sheriff's deputies, Twin City police officers and Emanuel County Emergency Medical Service responders were called to the scene at a South Railroad Avenue residence around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, where they found Jackson's body inside, he said.

"The area was immediately secured and sheriff's office investigators were dispatched to the scene," he said. "The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was also called to respond and assist in the death investigation. The death is being treated as a homicide and is considered to be an isolated incident."

The official cause and manner of death will be announced pending autopsy results from the GBI Medical Examiner's Office, he said.

The case remains under investigation.

"Anyone with information related to or helpful to this case is asked to call Emanuel County sheriff's Lt. David McVey at (478) 237-6360 or the Eastman office of the GBI at (478) 374-6988," Stephens said. "All information will be kept confidential."



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