Body Found on Friday Near WalMart

Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader says that a body was recovered in a wooded area near Wal-Mart in Trion on Friday.

The sheriff said that the body was found on the back side of one of the large fields that are used for agricultural row crops.  Due to the recent rain, the sheriff’s department had to use a side-by-side ATV to retrieve the body.

The sheriff said that the body was badly decomposed and that he was not sure how long the body had been there.  The body will be sent to the state crime lab.

The sheriff says foul play is not suspected and the death may have been self-inflicted.