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Police Identify Man Found Dead in South Macon
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Macon police identified the man found shot dead Saturday morning as 23-year-old Ignacio Gabriel Armenta Contreras.

Police spokeswoman Melanie Hofmann says an officer found the body around 4:10 a.m. on Saturday near Mead Road and Allied Industrial Park. She says the officer found the body on the roadway when they were checking on an antenna tower.

Hofmann says police are looking for the victim's car. She says it a 1999 Dodge Stratus with Georgia tag BYG 8223.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME or the Macon Police Department at 478-751-7500.

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Macon Mayor Robert Reichert told 13WMAZ's Amy Aubert that he's saddened by the shooting, but says police are working hard to find answers.

"We don't even know where the homicide occured," Reichert says, "We know where the body was found, but as I udnerstand it, it looks like the body was dumped there as opposed to the killing happening there. Now, I don't know how they know that, but that's what I understand from police."

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