ATLANTA -- A 25-year-old man reported missing earlier this week was discovered dead in northwest Atlanta on Thursday.

According to Atlanta Police Sgt. Warren Pickard, the body of Austin Hart was found on Neal Place NW.

Hart had been reported missing by his mother. She told police that he had left for Atlanta from the Marietta area. Hart's family said his car had been found at Paines Ave. and Pelham Street, but there was no sign of him.

Authorities did not indicate how Hart had died.

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