• Woman's body found near Bankhead Highway

    By: Audrey Washington

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    VILLA RICA, Ga. - Investigators say a woman's body was found by a driver along Bankhead Highway in Villa Rica Sunday afternoon.

    Police at the scene of a body found along Bankhead Highway
    Police at the scene of a body found along Bankhead Highway
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    Villa Rica police say the woman's body was found in a wooded area in Villa Rica just off Bankhead Highway near Cleghorn Street at 2:30 p.m.

    The victim's identity has not been released. Police say they're looking through reports of missing women in the area, and they haven't determined the cause of death.

    People driving by the scene say they're shocked to see police respond to a death in their community.


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    "We was on the way to the store from Douglasville and just happened to see it out there, and it sort of scared us. We're a little concerned. It's not something you see every day," Mark Newbold said.

    Authorities do not believe the public is in danger.

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