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Abandoned Dawson car has suspicious cargo

What was thought to be the odor of human remains coming from an abandoned car in Dawson turned out not to be a body after all.

Police and the GBI were called to O'Reiley's Auto Parts this afternoon and secured a search warrant to get inside this Cadillac after a cadaver dog got a hit on a possible body.

Instead investigators found tires under a blanket, a toy gun, and a rose. That strong odor was actually coming from a piece of plastic.

Captain Gene Shattles, an investigator for the Dawson Police Department says, "We brought out a cadaver dog because it did smell like a decomposing body. The dog did an alert on the vehicle and due to that we signed off on a search warrant from a magistrate judge."

The GBI is still investigating the odor left on the plastic. The car had Alabama tags. It wasn't stolen and police say the owner is in Valdosta.

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