A 15-year-old girl was found dead at a residence in LaFayette around noon Wednesday.

According to LaFayette police detective Lt. Robbie Tate:

The body has been sent to the crime lab in Atlanta for an autopsy, as the investigation continues.

Tate said the cause of death is unknown at this time and the identity of the girl is being held until all family has been notified.

Tate said the child death investigation team is conducting the investigation that includes the GBI Department of Family and Children Services, the district attorney’s office, and the LaFayette Police Department.

Walker County Messenger