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UPDATE: Body found in Whitfield County

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DALTON, WHITFIELD COUNTY (WRCB) - A man has been found dead in Whitfield County near Hurricane Road in Dalton.

The incident report from the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office identifies the body as 51-year-old John Claudius Sansom Jr., who was found by his brother-in-law around 7:20 p.m. Sunday.

The report states Sansom's relative was walking back in the woods to check on him when he found Sansom laying beside the 1987 Chevrolet Blazer he had been living out of for at least a year. 

Investigators say the body had been there for some time and already decomposing.

The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation, but says nothing appears suspicious at this time. 

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this developing story.

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