Body discovered in Otto by bear hunters

On Tuesday afternoon, a group of bear hunters came across the body of a female in the Coweeta Lab area of Macon County. The hunters had discovered an abandoned vehicle and a white female in a creek who was deceased. After the group flagged down a US Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer, investigators with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office responded.

Officers were able to identify the female, based on evidence at the scene, as the person reported missing by a friend on Monday. In a news statement, Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland said, ” At this time we are not identifying the woman due to the fact we are having difficulty locating next of kin.”

Concluding the preliminary investigation, investigators are not concerned about the safety of the community and do not feel any foul play is involved.  An autopsy will be conducted and will the cause of death will be released after a positive determination is made.