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Updated: Authorities find body near Piedmont

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Law enforcement searched for human remains about a mile and a half off of the Chief Ladiga Trail in Piedmont on Wednesday. (abc3340.com) Law enforcement searched for human remains about a mile and a half off of the Chief Ladiga Trail in Piedmont on Wednesday. (abc3340.com)
Human remains were found about a mile and a half off of the Chief Ladiga Trail in Piedmont on Wednesday. (abc3340.com) Human remains were found about a mile and a half off of the Chief Ladiga Trail in Piedmont on Wednesday. (abc3340.com)

Authorities in East Alabama are investigating the case of a body found near Piedmont.

ABC 33/40 has learned the victim was discovered Tuesday night.  Authorities said they were searching an area off Highway 21 based on a tip they received.

Law enforcement are still on the scene this morning.  ABC 33/40's Kevyn Stewart is working the story and will have more information as it becomes available.

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Update:

The remains were found about a mile and a half off of the Chief Ladiga Trail, and while investigators do not have an ID for the body, they are confident that foul play was involved.

The county is working on 4 cold cases involving missing people, but investigators caution the public to not assume it could be one of those cases.

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