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Body found in Arlington woods today

[Editor’s note: The body has been identified as that of a missing Shelby County man; see our updated story for details.]

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday to a report of a body found in the woods in Arlington. It was found behind a home at 5374 Hidden Meadows Drive around noon.

Earle Farrell, the SCSO’s public information officer, said Tuesday afternoon that the body is that of a black male, as yet unidentified. He was found facedown in a muddy area. The cause of death is not yet known.

A man helping his neighbor search for his dog found the body.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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