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Tuesday May 24th, 2016 5:35PM

Decomposed body discovered in Gainesville industrial area

By B.J. Williams News Director
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville police said a badly decomposed body was discovered Wednesday afternoon on Chestnut Street off Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.<br /> <br /> Police Cpl. Kevin Holbrook said authorities received a 911 call around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday from a person who made the discovery at the dead end of Chestnut Street.<br /> <br /> "Upon arrival, police investigators did find deceased, decomposed human remains," said Holbrook.<br /> <br /> He said there was no way to determine whether the remains were those of a male or female, nor was there clear evidence of how the person died.<br /> <br /> An autopsy was being performed on the body Thursday morning.<br /> <br /> "[That] can take anywhere from a few hours up to a couple of weeks," said Holbrook.<br /> <br />
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