Missing Richmond Hill man found dead in vehicle

MIDWAY, GA (WTOC) - The body of a man was discovered Tuesday afternoon in Midway.

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office says the body has been identified as Jerry Montgomery of Richmond Hill. He had been missing since early June according to the Richmond Hill Police Department's Facebook page.

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes says the man's vehicle was discovered by a Georgia State Patrol helicopter in a wooded area off Islands Highway and Dorchester Village Road shortly before 1 p.m.

When officers arrived to investigate, they discovered the body.

Montgomery was identified through dental records at the GBI Crime Lab in Savannah. The cause of death is still under investigation.

(Information in this report was gathered by the Coastal News Service)

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