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Off-duty officer finds body behind church in NE Atlanta

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An off-duty police officer found a body behind a church in northeast Atlanta on Tuesday.

Authorities say the officer was walking his dog behind Morningside Baptist Church on Piedmont Avenue when he made the discovery.

Police say the body looked like it had been there a while and was partially decomposed.

Investigators said there were no obvious signs of trauma.

The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine a cause of death.

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