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Body found near railroad tracks near Old West Lathrop Avenue

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A body was found just before 11 a.m. on Monday near the railroad tracks near Old West Lathrop Avenue.

Officials with the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police believe the man, a black male, was homeless, and they are not sure if foul play was involved at this time.

"We recognize him as a homeless man," said Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Public Information Officer Julian Miller. "We've seen him around. He's been in one of the homeless camps, and works in some of the stores around here."

Police said they are trying to notify family of the 65-year-old's death before releasing his name.

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.

Police continue to investigate.

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