Talbot County crime: Body found in pond ID'd as Ricky Peter Nichols

A body found in a Talbot County pond on Sunday has been identified as Ricky Peter Nichols.

The identity of Nichols, 22, was confirmed this afternoon, said Rodney Wall, special agent in charge with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. His body was found by residents near the pond in the area of Ga. 41 and U.S. 80 around noon.

The death is being treated as a homicide. The cause of death is unknown.