Body found in pond off Chatham Parkway near The Seed Church

Body found in pond off Chatham Parkway near the Seed Church
Published: Mar. 8, 2015 at 9:41 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2015 at 1:15 AM EDT
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A death investigation is underway on Redgate Farms Trail off Chatham Parkway near The Seed Church.

The Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department and the Chatham County Coroner's Office responded to a call around 3:30 p.m. of what appeared to be a body in a pond near the church.

The body of 47-year-old Jesse Kicklighter was found below the surface of the pond Sunday afternoon.

Kicklighter had been flying a model airplane in the area on Saturday, and had not returned home. A friend found his truck on Sunday, and then located the body. Divers were brought in and it was determined that the pond did contain a body.

According to police, an autopsy will be performed on Kicklighter. No foul play is suspected. Police claim the death is the aftermath of a tragic accident.

Violent Crimes detectives area handling the investigation.

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