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Body found in Decatur Co. identified as missing man

Josh Owens (Source: Decatur County Sheriff's Office, missing person flyer) Josh Owens (Source: Decatur County Sheriff's Office, missing person flyer)
DECATUR CO., GA (WALB) -

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released the identity of the body found last Thursday in Decatur County.

Officials said Monday afternoon that Joshua Lee Owens, 33, is now the subject of a death investigation.

Owens was reported missing prior to his body being found. The report stated he hadn't been seen since August 13.

According to officials, preliminary reports from the autopsy didn't show injuries or signs Owens died from a homicide. 

Toxicology and further testing is needed to determine a cause of death.

The GBI and Decatur County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information is urged to contact either agency.

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