FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ga. - A body was found Sept. 4 near Intestate 85 and David Avenue in Franklin County, according to Lavonia Police Department.
The body was spotted by a citizen who was checking wildlife cameras around 1 p.m. The citizen immediately called 911.
Police officers responded and secured the area. They then called the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and requested assistance.
According to a Facebook post, they body had not been identified by 10 p.m. Sept. 4. Additionally, a cause of death was not obvious. The body was turned over to Franklin County coroner for transport to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.
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The coroner has confirmed the badly-decomposed body belongs to a male.
Barnes' family is aware that a body was found and say they are waiting for the results.
No further information is available at this time.