SOUTH FORSYTH – The identity of a body that was found near McFarland Parkway/Exit 12 off Ga. 400 earlier Saturday has been described as a white woman in her 20s, authorities said.
Hunters apparently saw the body in the woods between the BP and RaceTrac gas stations around noon, according to Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators determined the body had been there about two months, he said. She was never reported missing because she often "took off" without telling her family.
Although her name cannot be released until the agency notifies her family – which investigators were in the process of doing Saturday – she was not a Forsyth County resident, Rainwater said. She did, however, live in Georgia.
Foul play was not suspected, although an exact motive, cause of death or timeline was not immediately known.
Someone who permits hunters to use the area privately owns the land where the body was found, Rainwater said. Although heavily commercialized and populated roadways surround the area, the hunters were “deep in the woods” around Ridgeland Parkway.
The county coroner was on scene to gather details before the Georgia Bureau of Investigation began its investigation and autopsy.