[UPDATE] 12-21 11:45PM --
The body has not yet be identified. The Thomas County Sheriff's Office says the crime lab in Macon, Georgia is waiting on medical report from the medical examiner’s office in Broward County before the body can be identified. TCSO believes they have an idea of the identity, but will not release the name until results prove positive.
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[UPDATE] 12-15 1:35PM --
Eyewitness News spoke with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office today, December 15. TCSO is still waiting on the autopsy report to be completed. They are in the process of comparing dental records.
No wounds were found on the body, and the autopsy shows that there was no foul play involved. It is suspected that the body was lying on the property off of Highway 84 West outside of Thomasville for two to three months.
Stay with WCTV as more details are released.
[UPDATE 12/14/10 at 11:32 AM]
The Thomas County Sheriff's Office says the body found last week is next in line for an autopsy.
TCSO says they hope the examination will provide both the identity of the man and his cause of death.
The body was found just off Highway 84 West outside of Thomasville last week (12/9) by landowners walking in woods on their property.
Authorities say the body appears to be that of a white man in his mid-40s to late-50s, and say the body had been in the same location for weeks before it was discovered. They say an ID found on the man could possibly link him to Plantation, FL.
[LAST UPDATED 12/10/10 at 2:51 PM]
The Thomas County Sheriff's Office says they are still investigating the case of a body found yesterday afternoon (12/9) around 4:50 PM.
TCSO says the body was found by landowners while they were walking through some woods on their property, just outside Thomasville on Highway 84 West.
Deputies say they believe the body to be a white man in his mid-40s to early-50s. They say an ID found on the body links the man to Plantation, FL, but they have not yet released the man's identity.
TCSO says an autopsy will be conducted soon and will determine whether foul play or natural causes were involved in the individual's death.
Thomas County, GA - Thomas County sheriff's deputies discovered a body around 4:50 PM today (12-9) in a wooded area off of Hwy 84 East.
Lt. Steven Jones of TCSO says the body is believed to possibly be a Plantation Florida man.
The discovery was made by the land owners and reported to the Sheriff’s Office.
It appears the body has been there for several weeks. The cause of death is unknown at this time.
WCTV will bring more information as it becomes available.