Body found on 16th Street in Columbus identified

Victor Allen Chavez
Victor Allen Chavez(Source: Columbus Police Department)
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 12:57 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2022 at 6:49 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A death investigation into a body found on 16th Street is underway.

The body has been identified as 53-year-old Victor Allen Chavez, reported missing on August 2, says Coroner Buddy Bryan.

The investigation began when a body was found in a wooded area near 16th Street and 5th Avenue.

Chavez’s wife was on the scene and identified his body.

According to Bryan, he will be sent to Atlanta for an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.

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