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Police: Hiker discovers woman’s ‘mummified remains’ in N. Fulton

Sandy Springs police say that an Atlanta man discovered a woman’s “mummified remains” while he was hiking in north Fulton County.

Police responded to the scene – near Allen Road in Sandy Springs – around 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 30 after the man called.

The deceased woman has not yet been identified and neither has a cause of death, but detectives are investigating.

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Sandy Springs police have not yet responded to the AJC’s request for comment and more information, but Capt. Steve Rose wrote in his “Weekly Wrap Up” for one media outlet that the woman “may have been homeless and died in her sleep some time ago.” Rose added that the preliminary report from the medical examiner’s office showed “no obvious signs” of trauma.

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According to a police report, the man was hiking in the area near Allen Road and “stumbled upon” the body while “checking out” the area. The man called police from home because he didn’t have his cell phone on him, he told police.

When police arrived they saw a deceased female’s “mummified remains” laying in an open carport, according to the report. The Crime Investigation Department, a medical examiner and a detective responded to the scene.

Return to AJC.com for updates.

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