A missing Morgan County man's body was found Wednesday.
Sheriff Ann Franklin said that preliminary investigation has identified a found body as that of Franklin Payne. The family has been notified, and an investigation is now underway.
The Morgan County coroner and Sheriff's investigators were on the scene where Payne's body was found. Authorities said some hikers found the body near a creek and behind a house on Dry Creek Cove Road.
The victim's body is expected to undergo an autopsy Thursday morning. Deputies are treating this case as an unattended death investigation.
Authorities said they are not ruling anything out yet, including foul play.
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