Body found along Union City road

A pedestrian walking along Highway 138 discovered the young white man's body around 2 p.m., and called police, Union City police spokesman Officer George Louth said.

"Apparently, he was the victim of a motorcycle crash," Louth said, referring to a wrecked motorcycle not far from the man.

The wrecked appeared to have happened between two and three days ago, police said. Louth said the conditions of that stretch of road made it difficult for motorists to see the wreckage.

"The area is very heavily wooded, and it wouldn't have been readily visible from the road," Louth said. "It's a very curvy section of road, and it's sparsely developed."

The westbound lane of the road was closed for about 10 minutes  so that a wrecker could retrieve the motorcycle, Louth said.

The man's body has been taken to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy, police said. The man's name is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

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