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Haines City Police Identify Body Found In Wooded Area

The Haines City Police Department has identified the body of the man found Sunday in a wooded area near Lily Avenue and 9th Street North in Haines City. 

Detectives say Haines City resident Miguel Chavez Lopez’s remains were identified with the help of his family and fingerprint evidence. Lopez was 61-years-old. 

The body was discovered Sunday, May 22 when two men were conducting their morning walk and called emergency services. Authorities believe the man’s body may have been at the location for about seven days. 

Recent weather conditions and the body’s exposure to the heat and rain made facial and fingerprint recognition difficult.

Detectives do not suspect foul play.

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