Hinesville Police identify victim in Wednesday morning homicide

Published: Sep. 13, 2023 at 11:19 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2023 at 5:32 PM EDT
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HINESVILLE, Ga. (WTOC) - The Hinesville Police Department has identified the victim in a homicide that happened early Wednesday morning.

Police say 20-year-old Jaylin Ferrell of Bloomingdale was found dead behind a store on Oglethorpe Highway.

According to the Hinesville Police Department, the call came in around 1 a.m. Wednesday and the man’s body was found by a tree between the loading dock of the Walmart Supercenter and Liberty Woods Apartments.

They say 20-year-old Jaylin Ferrell was found with gunshot wounds, and was pronounced dead on the scene. Police say they believe the shooting happened near where the body was found, and there isn’t a threat to the public.

“It looks like the individual knew the person, or had some sort of association with the person who caused their death,” said Hinesville Police Chief Tracey Howard.

Police say the store wasn’t open at the time of the shooting, and the incident remains under investigation. Police haven’t named any suspects.

Anyone with information should call the Criminal Investigation Division at 912.368.8211 ext. 5.