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Body found in Albany, heat could be factor

The coroner said the heat could be a factor in his death and there is no air conditioning in...
The coroner said the heat could be a factor in his death and there is no air conditioning in the shack.(Source: WALB)
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 12:18 PM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A man’s body was found in Albany early Friday, according to Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler.

It happened on the 1200 block of North Slappey.

Fowler said the man, who was identified as Tommy Hightower, Jr., 55, is believed to be homeless and was staying in the shack next to a gas station in the area.

A woman who was bringing him food and water found him, according to the coroner.

The coroner said the heat could be a factor in his death and there is no air conditioning in the shack.

Law enforcement on the scene told WALB that the call came in around 11 a.m. They also said health issues, along with the heat, could be a factor in the man’s death.

Fowler said no foul play is suspected, so there will be no autopsy.

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