Investigators with the DeKalb Co. Police Department said foul play is not suspected after a body was found near a park.
Police said a 19-year-old man was walking his dogs around 4:45 p.m. Thursday, when he decided to take a shortcut through the woods in the Rehoboth School Park located at 652 Lawrenceville Hwy.
He spotted what appeared to be clothing and as he got closer, noticed it was a partially clothed man. He immediately called 911.
The body was found in the wood line.
The responding officer said he saw the body lying face down near a tree wearing a jacket with a hood over his head.
Police believe the man was homeless and said there were no visual signs of injury. The medical examiner has the body and will be conducting an autopsy to determine cause of death.
A resident in the area contacted 11Alive and said the body is the final straw and since DeKalb County Schools own the park, school officials should do a better job with maintaining the property. The resident said homeowners in the neighborhood have worked to keep the park clean over the last five years, even painted over graffiti.
11Alive reached out to the DeKalb County Schools System and a statement was provided.
"The DeKalb County School District has owned the Rehoboth School Park property for more than 20 years. The district is responsible for maintaining the park and regularly empties on-site trash containers and provides landscaping services. Part of the 2.4-acre park is a wooded area that is a forest preserve which the district would not be responsible for maintaining. We value our partnership with our neighbors in the area and we do our best to maintain our properties."