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Washington County Sheriff's Office investigating body found in Chipley

Staff Report

CHIPLEY-Washington County Sheriff's office has opened an investigation into a body that was found in Chipley on August 13.

WCSO said in a statement that Washington County Communications Center received a call  at approximately 8:18 a.m. in reference to a body found lying on the side of Jeffery Blvd. Deputies and investigators responded to the scene to find a male, later identified as, 28 year old, Charlie Robert Griffin, of Chipley, deceased on the scene.

WCSO said the Medical Examiner’s office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement are currently working in conjunction with WCSO on this investigation. The local law office said  the investigation is being treated as a homicide at this time and it has been determined that this is not a random act of violence.

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WCSO also said investigators have identified a suspect in the case and have determined the suspect and the victim have known each other for years.  

If you have any knowledge of crimes being committed contact the Washington County Sheriff Office at 850-638-6111. You may also contact anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS(8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.

Further details will be released to the public as they are available.