LaGrange police are investigating a murder after a man was found beaten up under a bridge early Thursday morning.
According to a press release, police were dispatched to the train tracks under the Horace King Bridge near the intersection of Horace King and Lafayette Parkway shortly after 3 a.m. in reference to a pedestrian struck by a train.
They found Jerry Bernard Jones, 24, lying under the bridge with visible injuries. He was conscious but not coherent and was transported to The Medical Center in Columbus. He was later pronounced dead at noon on Thursday.
As the investigation into the death progressed, detectives were able to determine from video of the train that Jones was not struck by the locomotive.
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Investigators also spoke with personnel at The Medical Center and found that Jones's injuries were likely caused during a physical assault. An autopsy will be conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Atlanta.
Anyone with knowledge of the incident is asked to contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County CrimeStoppers at 706-312-1000.