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Off-duty police officer discovers body behind Morningside Baptist

1:03 AM, Dec 19, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- A body was located behind a church on the 1700 block of Piedmont Avenue on Tuesday evening.

Shortly before 6:00 p.m., the body was discovered between Morningside Baptist Church and a residential area.

According to Officer John Chafee, spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department, an off-duty Atlanta Police officer saw the body while he was walking his dog.

The officer called the Homicide Unit and early investigations show the body was in a state of advanced decomposition. There are no signs of foul play, at this time.

Chafee said the cause of death was not determined pending an autopsy that will be performed by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office.

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