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UPDATE: Cause of death still unknown for woman found in woods

An autopsy performed this morning did not reveal what killed a 23-year-old woman found near a wooded path off Pio Nono Avenue this morning.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said blood and tissue samples are being analyzed in hopes of determining what killed Crystal Morgan of Dubose Street.

“It could be months” before we know how she died, Jones said.

Macon Police Capt. Robert Grabowski said there were no obvious signs of trauma on Morgan’s body, but detectives are continuing their investigation.

“We are investigating this as a homicide until we get all the results back from the tests,” he said.

Grabowski said Morgan was last seen alive at about 10 p.m. Tuesday at a shopping center at the intersection of Montpelier and Pio Nono avenues, just down the road from her home and the vacant lot where she was found dead.

Police have spoken with Morgan’s friends and family members, he said.

So far, no persons of interest or suspects have been named.

A passer-by discovered Morgans body in the woods near a path off Pio Nono Avenue at about 8:20 a.m. today, said Sgt. Melanie Hofmann, public information officer for the Macon Police Department.

The heavily-littered path where the body was found is across from Bells Terrace, which connects Pio Nono and Marigold avenues, Jones said.

Neighbors gathered along the street, which was lined with police cars in the median as investigators gathered evidence in a roped-off section of the woods.

A tearful Debra Wilder who talked to Morgan daily said her friend never bothered anybody.

Telegraph staff writers Liz Fabian and Eric Newcomer contributed to this story.

Come back to macon.com for more on this breaking story as soon as more information is available.

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