Whitfield body described as man in mid twenties

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – The lead investigator says the burned body discovered in the woods earlier this week was a male in his mid twenties.

Captain Rick Swiney updated the Dalton Daily Citizen on Thursday.

They are still trying to identify the victim.

The body has been sent to the state crime lab.

Swiney tells the newspaper that they made good progress on the case Thursday, but he couldn’t divulge more information yet.

the body was discovered Tuesday night by a 13 year old boy walking at the dead end of Ellis road.

Investigators previously stated that the body seems to have been dumped and burned.

They are investigating the case as a homicide.

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