Sheriff’s dept. investigating Milton homicide

Police are investigating a homicide after deputies discovered the body of a Milton man during a welfare check Thursday night.

Deputies arrived at 4855 Persimmon Hollow Road at around 6 p.m. where they found Stephen Richmond Rice Jr., 43, dead inside the home.

Rice was transported by the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

The cause of death is not known at this time, but the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office suspects foul play. The sheriff’s department is actively investigating the incident.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Santa Rosa County Crime Stoppers at 850-437-STOP.

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