GBI investigate Washington Ga. man's death as a homicide

A 67-year-old man was found unresponsive Sunday morning in Washington, Ga., and police are investigating the case as a homicide.

James Edwards, a Washington resident, was found in Railroad Alley, a cut-through path off Williams Street.

Wilkes County Coroner Blake Thomp­son said Edwards died of an apparent gunshot wound. An autopsy will be done this week at the Georgia Bureau of In­vestigation crime lab in Atlanta.

Authorities say gunshots were reported in the area about 5 a.m. Sunday, but police were unable to locate any disturbance. Edwards was found a short time later by a passer-by.

There are no suspects at this time, GBI Special Agent in Charge Pat Morgan said.

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