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Burned body of missing DeKalb County man recovered

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LOVEJOY, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Clayton County are investigating the death of a metro Atlanta man who was found dead after being tied up and lit on fire.

Clayton County police Maj. Joseph Woodall told local media outlets that firefighters were responding to a brush fire in Lovejoy over the weekend when they found the body of 24-year-old Andre Tripps in a wooded area.

Authorities have said Tripps was reported missing from DeKalb County and the circumstances that led to his death are unclear.

Lovejoy is about 30 miles south of downtown Atlanta.

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