A welfare check that occurred on Friday afternoon resulted in the discovery of a deceased person.
A call was received for a welfare check at an Anderson Highway residence.
Upon arrival deputies found a person inside the home deceased.
The coroner’s office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation were brought in to assist with the investigation.
The body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsy.
According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, at this time the death is believed to be of natural causes.
The identity of the deceased has not yet been released.
More details on the story as they become available.