By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS — Lowndes County authorities are trying to determine the identification of a man whose body was recovered over the weekend along a county road south of Columbus.
Coroner Greg Merchant tells The Commercial Dispatch the badly decomposed body was pulled from a boat dock Saturday afternoon. Merchant says the body was caught in an area between the dock and stairs.
He estimated the middle-aged man has been dead for 2 1/2 weeks.
He said a cause of death is unknown pending further investigation.