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Body found Saturday under I-85 bridge in Auburn identified

A body found Saturday under the Interstate 85 bridge in Auburn, Ala., at South College has been identified as John Michael Maines, the Lee County Coroner's Office said Wednesday in a release.

Maines, 54, of Tennessee was identified through fingerprints, the release from Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said. He died of natural causes.

Harris said Maines' family was contacted in Pennsylvania and he was described as a traveler who was probably on his way to Florida. His body will be sent to family in Pennsylvania.

No signs of life were found when emergency medical personnel, Auburn police and Alabama State Troopers were called about 11:45 a.m. CST to the bridge. The man was pronounced dead 30 minutes later.

Authorities found no identification on the body. No foul play was suspected in the death.

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