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GBI probes death of Snellville man

SNELLVILLE - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to probe the death of a 20-year-old Snellville man whose body was found Wednesday in a trash bin 90 miles from his home, an official said Monday.

LeShon Douglas Jr.'s body was found in a trash bin on Ga. Highway 137 between Butler and Roberta, south of Macon, said Rodney Wall, special agent in charge of the GBI's Columbus office.

Douglas's partially clothed body was found by a waste collector. Taylor County Coroner Gary Lowe said the body had been in the trash bin for up to 10 hours, according to the Associated Press.

There was no visible cause of death. The GBI is treating the case as a homicide, Wall said. Results of an autopsy are pending.

"We're following up on leads," Wall said.

Douglas, whose family said he was training to be a hair stylist, died somewhere else and was dumped in Butler, Wall said, adding the man was last seen March 13 just days before the body was discovered.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.