Tuesday April 23rd, 2024 10:20AM

GBI releases cause of death for man found dead in Towns County

By AccessWDUN Staff

Update posted Mar. 6 at 3:09 p.m.:

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the facts gathered in the investigation into Trevonte Jamal Shubert-Helton’s death show that he died by suicide.

Update posted Feb. 22 at 10:50 a.m.:

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released Thursday morning the name of a man who was found dead Wednesday afternoon in Towns County.

The GBI identified the man as Trevonte Jamal Shubert-Helton, 29, of Sautee Nacoochee.

An investigation determined Shubert-Helton was discovered by a hiker at the Swallow Creek Wildlife Management Area Wednesday afternoon. The hiker then called Towns County 911 to alert authorities about the man's death.

The preliminary investigation reportedly indicated the death was an isolated incident and Shubert-Helton was by himself at the location.

His body will be taken to the GBI Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Original story published Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.:

An investigation is underway after authorities said a person was found dead hanging from a rope at High Shoals Falls in southern Towns County.

A social media post by the Towns County Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon said deputies were called just after 2:00 p.m. and found the person hanging from a tree. No other details on the incident have been released.

The person's identity has not been released and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have both been called to investigate.

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