Man Found Dead in Woods Near I-10 in Crestview Identified

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) - The body of a 60-year-old man was found in a wooded area Sunday afternoon in Crestview near Interstate 10.

According to the Crestview Police Department, the body was found by a man walking his dog and the dog led him to the discovery of the body inside a tent in the woods. It appears the man had been dead for some time.

Crestview Police identified the man as George Fanning, and his cause is currently unknown. His body is undergoing an autopsy to determine how he did.

Fanning was found dead just after noon on Sunday near the State Road 85 exit of I-10. His body was in the woods near Walmart and GameStop. Police say the woods between the businesses and I-10 is a popular camping location for homeless people. 

At this time, Fanning's death is not considered suspicious, but it remains under investigation by law enforcement. 

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