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UPDATE: Body found in Burke Co. identified

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

UPDATE: The body of a white male found in Burke County has been identified as 44 year old Curtis Wade Leonard of Hephzibah.

The body was found on Sunday in a wooded area near Hwy 56 at 56 Spur in Burke County. The body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta for further investigation. Although the death is not suspicious in nature, the cause of death is pending Toxicology and will be released by the Coroner's Office of Burke County.

Original Story:

There is still little information on the dead body found in Burke County Sunday.

Investigators have identified the man, but have not released who he is because next of kin has not been notified.

The body was sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta to determine cause of death, but Sgt. Sean Cochran with the Sheriff's Office does not believe foul play was involved.

He believes they will have more information on the case Wednesday.

ORIGINAL STORY:A man's body has been found in the woods off Mike Padgett Highway in Burke County.

Burke County Investigators confirmed that the body was found around 2 p.m. on Sunday in the woods near the highway.

Investigators said the body has been identified but will not release any other information until the man's family has been notified.

FOX54 will continue to follow this on-going investigation.

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