The decomposing body of a 27-year-old man was found on a riverbank by anglers with a single gunshot wound.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office in Florida found the body “tangled in a tree,” according to the office. Facebook post.
The sheriff’s office identified the man as Colby Wilcher. WEAR reported.
The cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
“Investigators are treating the death as suspicious based on the autopsy results,” officials with the sheriff’s office said the Sacramento Bee.
The body was discovered around 3 p.m. Monday in the Florida Panhandle.
A group of anglers saw the body tangled in trees and then called 911, the sheriff’s office said.
Officials said the deputies traveled to the scene by boat to investigate the site because it was difficult to access by land.
The sheriff’s department has not reported anyone recently missing, according to the Sacramento Bee.
“Investigators say there is no apparent clue as to the cause of death, so it is not known at this time if foul play played a role,” the sheriff’s office said.
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