The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide after a body was found in Estillfork Sunday afternoon.

Sheriff Chuck Phillips said the department received a phone call around 2:30 p.m. that an adult male had been located in a wooded area near a residence on County Road 140 in Estillfork. The male was deceased, and the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Phillips could not comment further on details of the investigation. He said the victim’s name would be released once the family was notified.

Phillips said the victim’s body would be sent for an autopsy Tuesday morning.

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