Bartow County authorities said that the body of an 81 year-old man was found at the scene of a fire on Cedar Creek Road has been identified as that of Jimmy Deering.
Reports stated that Deering was found in a ditch at the scene.
Bartow fire fighters were dispatched to 561 Cedar Creek Road in response to a grass woods fire with structure endangerment. A body with burns was found lying in a ditch. About an acre of land burned. The fire is being investigated by Bartow Sheriff’s investigators.
The death is not considered suspicious at this time.