Dead body found under Athens bridge

Athens-Clarke County police were investigating the death of an unidentified man whose body was found Tuesday morning under a train trestle east of downtown.

At about 11:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to an area under the train trestle near Whistlebury Condos at 86 North Avenue on a report of a dead body there, police said.

Upon arrival officers found a deceased black male who was 5-foot-9 and between 75 and 100 pounds, according to a news release.

“All I can say at the moment is the cause and the manner of death has yet to be determined,” said Geoff Gilland, public information assistant for the police department.

 

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