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Body discovered in Tift County

By Len Kiese - bio | email

TIFT COUNTY, GA (WALB) -  There was a shocking discovery in Tift County Tuesday afternoon. Two boys stumbled across a decomposing body in the woods.  

It was found about 30-yards off Tifton-Eldorado Road. It appears to be a man's body but investigators say it will take some work to identify.

Gregory Walker and Chanen Rowe were just out having a little afternoon fun when they found quite the opposite.

"Just riding four-wheelers. We went to cut through the gate but it was locked so we went this way and came across a dead body and called 911," said Rowe.

"The smell was awful. That's something you don't see everyday," said Walker.

"Medical examiners will run some prints and stuff and maybe we'll be able to identify the person from fingerprints," said GBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Mark Pro.

Investigators won't be able to tell how long the body's been there or whether foul play was involved until tests are complete.

They're asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious around that area to call the Tift County Sheriff's Office or the GBI office in Sylvester.

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