GBI: Body found on MLK Jr. Blvd. in Columbus ID’d as missing 35-year-old

Published: May. 7, 2023 at 1:50 PM EDT|Updated: May. 16, 2023 at 6:44 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has identified the body found on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Columbus as a missing 35-year-old man.

According to Muscogee County Sheriff Greg Countryman, the GBI confirmed Cordale McKissic was the body found in an open field on May 9.

Authorities say McKissic was reported missing on May 7 and last seen in the 2400 block of MLK. Neighbors say he lived around the street from the area where he was found.

At this time, it is unclear the cause of McKissic’s death. However, officials will continue their investigation.

Stay with us as we continue to follow this developing story.

Anyone with information on this ongoing case should contact the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office at 706-225-4225.