Homicide investigation underway after man found dead near Forsyth Park

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Police are investigating the death of a man, found in a vehicle near Forsyth Park Thursday, as a homicide.

According to the Savannah Police Department (SPD), Thursday morning, someone noticed a “suspicious vehicle” at the intersection of West Huntington and Whitaker streets and called police.

Around 11:40 a.m., officers arrived to find a man deceased inside the vehicle.

He has now been identified as Ernest Manker, 60.

SPD says an autopsy conducted Friday determined Manker died as a result of a shooting.

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