A property owner made a gruesome discovery upon investigating a foul smell that emanated from his shed Friday evening.
Under a pile of items in the back of the 10-by-20 foot storage building, he found a badly decomposing body, Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese said.
The man called 911 about 7 p.m.
The shed is not far from the residence where Amanda Peeples walked away from Dec. 16.
The 37-year-old has not been seen since.
"At this time we can't confirm it's her," the sheriff said.
The body has been sent to a GBI crime lab in Macon, Deese said.
The shed sits behind a residence the man owns and rents at 132 Sherwood Drive.
Deese said that he did not know if the home was currently being rented.
Neighbors reported seeing the lights from sirens of arriving sheriff's vehicles and authorities go in and out of the shed.
Crime scene tape still was stretched across the front of the home Saturday afternoon.