A body found in woods in Twiggs County on Wednesday is still officially unidentified.

Col. James Faulk of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office says he believes it was a person reported missing this week, but he can't be sure without more tests at a GBI crime lab.

Faulk says the missing person was likely dead for two or three days. He said the body's condition, due to this week's heat, prevented a positive ID.

An autopsy this week could not determine a cause of death, Faulk said.He said there were no signs of foul play.

The body was found Wednesday afternoon off Hammock Road, while deputies searched for the missing person.