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Deaths of two men whose bodies were found in Athens under investigation

By Joe Johnson

Authorities are investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were found on consecutive days this week in Athens.

There were no indications of foul play being the cause of either death, officials said.

The first body was found Monday in a car parked at the Sandy Creek Nature Center.

It was identified as belonging to 51-year-old Morris Benjamin Bullock of Hull.

Police reportedly found a piece of burned aluminum foil, with Bullock's identification, cell phone and other belongings.

Athens-Clarke County Coroner Sonny Wilson said that foul play was not suspected, and he ordered an autopsy be conducted at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Crime Lab to determine the cause of death.

The second body was found Tuesday morning by employees in a car the parking lot of Walmart on Lexington Road.

The body was identified as the that of 44-year-old John D. Forbes Jr. of Athens.

Wilson said an autopsy was planned in that case as well.

"No known medical history so far," the coroner said.

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