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01/24/05

Hunter Finds Body in Woods

Savannah-Chatham police are trying to identify what appears to be skeletal remains of a human body. A Savannah hunter stumbled across the remains about 6pm yesterday afternoon in some woods off Foundation Drive near Highway 80 in Garden City.  Police say the body is in an advanced state of decomposition.

The hunter who found the remains, Edward James Williams, says they were in a shallow grave covered with a blanket.  

"I came over to lay some raccoon traps and I went about 80 meters into the woods and I found a decomposed body. I believe it was a female," he said.

The body will be taken to the state crime lab for further examination.

Reported by: Don Logana, dlogana@wtoc.com

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