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Authorities Identify Body Found in Harnett County

Posted June 5, 2007 12:40 p.m. EDT

— Investigators have identified a homeless man whose body was found May 30 in a wooded area of Harnett County.

Authorities said an autopsy determined 54-year-old James Warren Jearhart III died of natural causes. His body was found near U.S. Highway 401 in the Kipling community north of Lillington.

An Embarq worker was heading to a shed housing some telephone transmission equipment when he made the discovery.

Deputies were able to identify Jearhart by his fingerprints.