Tragic End: Body of City of Albany Employee Discovered by Flint River

Tragic End Body of City of Albany Employee Discovered by Flint River

According to City of Albany officials, the corpse of 36-year-old Darrious Stephens, who went missing along the Flint River, was found this morning at roughly 10:45 a.m. after an almost 20-day search.

On the Baker County side of the Flint River, about two miles south of Ponce Landing, search crews discovered a body, according to Albany City Manager Steven Carter. Carter said that after the corpse was found, it was positively recognized as Darrious Stephens.

Cedric Scott, the chief of the Albany Fire Department, reported that Stephens’ body was located “out of the water and found on top of an area of debris.”

Tragic End Body of City of Albany Employee Discovered by Flint River (1)
According to Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler, Stephens’ body will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an “extensive autopsy” to ascertain the precise cause of death. The issue is still being looked into.

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Officials from the City of Albany stated on February 12 that Stephens, a Public Works employee, vanished in the morning while gathering water samples from the river during a downpour. At the time, authorities declared their belief that Stephens had fallen into the river.

Cameron Jones, a 23-year-old man, plunged into the river on Monday and is still missing, according to two witnesses. The search for Jones will continue with “great intensity,” according to Chief Scott.

Carter, the city manager, also noted that among other things, air, visual, and diving searches have been conducted during the search. According to Carter, these efforts to find Jones will not stop.

In this trying time, the Daily Coffee Press is offering our condolences to the families of Cameron Jones and Darrious Stephens.

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