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Body Found Under Vidalia Residence

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Vidalia Police Department are currently investigating the death of Ricky Martin Burkett, age 39, of Vidalia, who was found deceased under a house in Vidalia.

The GBI, VPD, and Toombs County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to 111 West Jenkins Street at 1:11 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, after an individual discovered Burkett lying on the ground partially beneath the house. Detectives later identified Burkett, but continue to probe the case after defining the death as a homicide.

Residents on the scene were stunned to hear of the incident, with most noting they did not hear or see anything suspicious prior to the arrival of police. VPD is asking that anyone with continued from page

information contact the Vidalia Police Department Investigative Services Unit at (912) 537-4123, Crimestoppers at (912) 386-4480, or the GBI Eastman Office at (478) 374-6988. Information and tips may also be submitted through the GBI website and the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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