The Brooks County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the death of a man who may have died from injuries sustained in a fight Saturday morning.
Coroner Ron Miller said the body of a Hispanic male was being sent to the state crime lab in Moultrie for an autopsy. Miller said the body was found between noon and 1 p.m. Saturday two to three miles outside of Pavo.
Sheriff Richard Chafin said deputies received a 911 call about noon Saturday. An anonymous tipster reported a homicide had taken place at a Mexican work camp near Pavo.
Deputies arrived, canvassed the area and conducted interviews. After confirming there had been violence at the scene early Saturday, deputies located blood on the ground and a tennis shoe in a field across from the camp, Chafin said.
Following other interviews, deputies learned that a man's body had been moved. Chafin said one of four people taken into custody Saturday led investigators to the body.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime scene personnel and an agent were called in to assist Saturday.
Chafin said further interviewing determined that a fight had broken out at 2 a.m. Saturday at the camp following extensive drinking. "During the night, several people became agitated with one particular male, and it led to a fight," the sheriff said.
The names of the victim or the four people taken into custody were unavailable at presstime Sunday.
Chafin said formal charges had not been filed Sunday against the four individuals.
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