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Body found in Hollywood identified as missing man

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said the body was badly decomposed.

Posted: Nov 19, 2018 8:43 AM
Updated: Nov 26, 2018 4:39 PM

UPDATE: The remains have been identified from dental records as James Michael Eakin. Eakin was reported missing in August.

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James Eakin; from Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office Facebook page James Eakin; from Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office Facebook page

James Eakin; from Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office Facebook page

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation after a body was found in Hollywood on Sunday afternoon.

Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen told WAAY 31 deputies were called around 3 p.m. on Sunday when a resident found the body.

Harnen said because the body is so decomposed, investigators could not determine if foul play is involved or if the body is male or female. 

The body will be sent off for an autopsy sometime on Monday.

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