Dead body found Monday just north of Dalton

Whitfield County Coroner Greg Bates said a body found Monday afternoon in a wooded area behind Lyle Industries off of Highway 41 has been sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy to establish the cause of death.

Bates said the body was of a male but officials have not been able to identify it. He said officials do not suspect foul play.

Bates said autopsy results from the state crime lab usually take about four months.

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