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Mans body found on side of road in Covington
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The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible homicide after finding a man’s body on Lower River Road Sunday morning, according to Sgt. Michael Cunningham.

Upon being dispatched to a possible cardiac arrest, the NCSO discovered an unconscious male on the side of Lower River Road in Covington around 7 a.m Sunday. According to the NCSO, the male is believed to be Hispanic and in his late 40’s.

The victim was last seen leaving from work around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night and was shot multiple times, the NCSO said.

The NCSO is currently investigating the victim’s death and is in search of his vehicle, which is described as a black 1999 Ford Expedition with the license number AWW4152 and vehicle identification number 1FMPU18L1XLC05354.

Anyone with information about the victim’s death or the whereabouts of the vehicle is asked to call the NCSO Investigation Division at 678-625-1400.