SAVANNAH, GA (March 19, 2016): Violent Crimes detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into the suspicious death of Jerry Lawson, 59, whose body was found Friday, March 18 at an abandoned house on the 2000 block of East 37th Street just after 3 p.m.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab will perform an autopsy Monday, March 22.

Metro’s Criminal Investigations and Patrol divisions responded to the scene with K-9 and Forensics units.

This investigation continues. Anyone with information on this case should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.