BLUE RIDGE, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help identifying the body of a hiker found on the Appalachian Trail.
The GBI released a forensic artist’s sketch of the man Thursday in hopes that someone will recognize him.
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The hiker’s body was found on Springer Mountain off the Benton MacKaye Trail on Jan. 21. The trail is part of the Appalachian Trail in Fannin County.
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The hiker’s clothing was still with him: a small gray t-shirt, a gray fleece long sleeve shirt and tan Wrangler brand cargo pants size 30x32.
He also had several jackets with him including a Thermal-FR brand fleece quarter zip pullover and dark gray Champion brand quarter zip fleece.
Officials also found several items with the man’s body including his size 10.5 Keen brand hiking boots, a black Uline skull cap with rechargeable light attachment and a small black folding shovel.
Anyone who recognizes the man or his belongings is asked to contact the GBI Cleveland Office at 706-348-4866.
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