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Officials withhold name of woman found dead in woods
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The name of the woman whose body was found Saturday near McFarland Parkway/Exit 12 off Ga. 400 in South Forsyth County will be released later this week, authorities said.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, her identity has been determined and her family notified. However, authorities were awaiting the results of an autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation before announcing the name.

To date, the woman has been described only as in her 20s and a Georgia resident who didn’t live in Forsyth County.

Foul play is not suspected, although an exact motive or cause of death was not immediately known.

Hunters made the discovery about noon Saturday in the woods between the BP and RaceTrac gas stations, according to Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

Investigators have determined the body had been there about two months, he said. The woman was never reported missing because she often “took off” without telling her family.