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DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – A 13 year old discovered a body Tuesday afternoon in a wooded area of Whitfield County.

The teen found it while walking at the dead end of Ellis road.

Deputies say the body was of a male and had been placed in the woods and set on fire.

Investigators believe the body had been their less than 24 hours.

The body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy while investigators try to identify the victim.

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