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Woman’s body discovered in abandoned Gainesville home

Authorities are investigating a woman’s death after her body was found Saturday in an Old Athens Road abandoned house.

Gainesville Police responded around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, to the 1400 block of Old Athens Road.

“After noticing a foul odor coming from the house, a resident of the area went inside to check on the well-being of a woman he knew to be staying there. He located the body of a woman and contacted law enforcement,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in a news release.

Preliminary investigation into the case showed that the body had been there for several days, and there were “no obvious signs of trauma or foul play,” Booth said.

“The woman known to have been staying in the house had not been seen by neighbors for approximately two weeks,” Booth said.

The body was sent to the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy and identification, and the case is still under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

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