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Bear hunters find woman's body, abandoned vehicle

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According to a Macon County Sheriff's Office press release, investigators responded to a 911 call on Tuesday, after bear hunters discovered an abandoned vehicle and a deceased female in a creek.

The release states, investigators were able to identify the female based on evidence at the scene. Deputies said the woman had been reported missing by a friend the previous day. However, deputies said they are not identifying the victim yet because they are having trouble locating next of kin.

The release states, investigators are not concerned about the safety of the community and do not feel any foul play was involved.

Deputies said a cause of death has not yet been released and an autopsy is scheduled. They said investigators are confident on the cause of death but are not confirming it until the autopsy is completed.

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