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Body found at Upson deer camp

The body of a Ft. Valley man was found early Friday near a hunting camp in Upson County. UPDATE: Investigation is continuing into the death of Troymaine Johnson. Johnson’s body was located in the early morning hours of March 17 at a hunting camp on Triune Mill Rd. in Upson County. We have determined that Johnson, a paraplegic , confined to a wheelchair left his home in Fort Valley on Tuesday. March 14 with a female companion. On March 17 the female reported to officers from the Thomaston Police Department that she had abandoned Johnson in the woods and was uncertain of the exact location. She gave general directions of where she left him. Deputies from the Upson County Sheriff’s Office located Johnson deceased at the hunting camp property. The female is in custody on unrelated charges. Charges related to the death of Johnson are forthcoming upon receipt of information from the State crime lab. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and District Attorney Ben Coker are assisting with this investigation. This investigation is active and ongoing. More details will be released as they become available. Upson sheriff Dan Kilgore said the body was found in a remote area off Triune Mill Road in southeastern portion of his jurisdiction. The dead man has been identified as Troymaine Johnson, 33. The GBI has been called in and the body will be taken to the state crime lab for autopsy.

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