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Bibb County coroner identifies man found in river

A dead man found Sunday floating naked in the Ocmulgee River in Macon was identified Monday.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones identified the man as Shean Tyrone Atkinson, 48. Jones said Atkinson was homeless and had been living in a homeless camp near the river. Jones said an autopsy would be performed Tuesday morning.

Two kayakers spotted Atkinson’s body about 11:45 a.m. Sunday tangled in branches. Macon-Bibb County firefighters pulled the body ashore about three and a half miles downstream from the Spring Street bridge.

Jones said Sunday there weren’t any apparent bullet or stab wounds on the body.

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