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Body found in Orange County

Posted October 6, 2008 3:32 p.m. EDT
Updated October 6, 2008 4:24 p.m. EDT

— Authorities on Monday were investigating the weekend discovery of a dead body in western Orange County.

A man told deputies that he spotted what appeared to be a body down an embankment off Morrow Mill Road Sunday afternoon. Deputies checked the area and found a man's body in the undergrowth.

The body appeared to have been there for a few days, and there was no identification, authorities said. An autopsy determined the man died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is conducting a homicide investigation and is checking missing persons reports to try to identify the victim. He was described as a Hispanic man, about 25 to 35 years old, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and about 145 to 160 pounds.