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Landscaping crew finds man's body near New Holland Mill
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A man’s body was found about 2 p.m. Monday near New Holland Mill property, said Col. Jeff Strickland with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

A landscaping crew discovered the body in a shallow creek between New Holland Mill and the railroad off Jesse Jewell Parkway.

“The crew was cutting vegetation off the fence when they located the body,” Strickland said.

The criminal investigations division is working with the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office to identify the body.

“The body is badly decomposed, and it’ll most likely be (today) when the autopsy is performed before we know the cause of death and how long the body has been in the creek,” Strickland said Monday.

Investigators can’t confirm whether foul play is suspected.

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