Earlier today the MCSO responded to the Nantahala area after a body was discovered in a vacant field. A vehicle was also located near the deceased male individual. MCSO immediately responded and detectives initiated an investigation into the incident. Detectives were able to identify the victim’s identity fairly quickly and communication was made with a family member. We are not releasing the identity of the deceased while other family and friends are being notified. An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted in the coming days.
Sheriff Robert Holland states, “While this investigation is ongoing, it does not appear there is any foul play involved but we are not ruling out anything at this time. We are limiting any additional details while our detectives continue to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and attempt to determine a cause of death. Meanwhile, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this individual during their loss.”
The Macon County Sheriff’s Office will release additional information when and if it is determined to be appropriate.
Anyone who feels they may have additional information is encouraged to call the MCSO Criminal Investigations Unit at (828) 349-2104.