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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are working to identify a body found in southern Randolph County.

Investigators from the Ash-Rand Rescue Squad and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office were doing training on Saturday when they discovered the body at a makeshift shelter in a wooded area.

Authorities said the shelter was made out of large black garbage bags tied to tree saplings. They also found food, water bottles, tools and a suitcase.

Investigators said it appeared the person had been dead for several weeks. The body is being sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Raleigh for identification.

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