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Last updated: June 16. 2014 11:32AM - 30505 Views
Steena Hymes shymes@civitasmedia.com



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Updated June 16:


LaGrange police found a man dead Friday morning located in a grassy area near the Walmart parking lot in the 800 block of New Franklin Road.


The dead man has been identified at Josh Atkinson, 21, of LaGrange.


According to a police report, at approximately 5:42 a.m., police were dispatched to Walmart when a man sweeping the parking lot discovered Atkinson face down near a fence.


When police arrived, Atkinson did not have a pulse and was later pronounced dead.


Police found no signs of any physical injury and Atkinson’s body was transported to the GBI Crime Lab where an autopsy was performed. According to police, the autopsy did not reveal anything into the cause of death. Police are currently awaiting a toxicology report.


The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any additional information, contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.


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