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Decomposing body found in Lowndes County

A body was found in a body of water alongside the CSX train tracks near the Lowndes-Brooks County border./ Kerri Copello

Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk confirms that around 5:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a body was found in a body of water alongside the CSX train tracks near the Lowndes-Brooks County border.

Around 4 p.m., a CSX train conductor called dispatch to report a body seen in a body of water.

Brooks and Lowndes County law enforcement searched the train tracks near U.S. Highway 84.

Sheriff Paulk confirms that the body of a male was found and adds that appears the body had been in the water for multiple days. will be sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy.

Around 6:30 p.m., the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office dive team were called in to remove the body from the water so that it can be sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.

Paulk adds that there are no current reports of missing persons and that this is an open investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office at 229-671-2900.

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