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RCSO seeks help to ID man found dead in woods

Special Photo. Georgia Bureau of Investigation forensic artist Marla Lawson performed a facial reconstruction that shows what the unidentified man possibly looked like.

Special Photo. Georgia Bureau of Investigation forensic artist Marla Lawson performed a facial reconstruction that shows what the unidentified man possibly looked like.

CONYERS -- The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help in identifying a man found dead in the woods last December.

RCSO Investigator Michael Camp said a work crew discovered the skeletal remains midday on Dec. 17, in a wooded area near Salem and Ellington roads.

"They called us out and our investigators confirmed it was a body," Camp said.

The body is thought to have been there for approximately six to eight months.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation performed an autopsy and the results came back in early February. Camp said RCSO has been looking through missing persons databases and following a few leads, but the person has yet to be identified.

At this time, RCSO does not suspect that the death is a homicide and believe the man died of "natural causes of some sort."

The results of the autopsy concluded that the body was that of a black male, between the ages of 15 and 24. The unidentified male is between 5 feet, 4 inches and 5 feet and 10 inches tall with an unknown weight. He was wearing a large white T-shirt, size 46x32 beige Dickies brand pants, and size 10-1/2 No Boundaries brand slip-on shoes.

Anyone with information on the identity of this man is asked to call Investigator Scott Stewart at 770-278-8168 or the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office main line at 770-278-8000. The public can also submit information about this case on the RCSO website at www.rockdalesheriff.com by using the "Contact Us" section.