UPDATE: South Macon homicide victim identified

MACON - Update (7:19 p.m.) According to a news release from the Bibb Sheriff's office, Towns was found shot to death. The 30-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene by the Bibb County Coroners Office. The release says a missing persons report was filed on Towns Monday, October 30th.

Anyone with information on the shooting death of Candace Towns can call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68Crime. 

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(UPDATE 5:45 p.m.) Lt. Gonzalez with the Bibb Sheriff's Office has now confirmed it's being investigated as a homicide. The victim was identified as 30-year-old Jontavious Towns. Family of the victim says Towns was transgender and went by Candace Towns. 

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Right now, Bibb County deputies are investigating a body found on Rosecrest Avenue -- a side street between Telfair Street and Second Avenue.

Lit. Randy Gonzalez with the Bibb Sheriff’s Office says they're not sure if the death was a homicide. He said a public works crew found the body in the roadway between two houses.

Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley said that the case is being investigated as homicide.

So far, they're not releasing any further details on the death, except the deceased is a black male.

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