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Update: Crawford County man may have died from dog bites

A 76-year-old man was found dead in the yard of a home Sunday evening

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ga. — UPDATE: Coroner Sheldon Mattox says Becham had severe dog bite marks on both his arms and legs.

A neighbor told 13WMAZ that a group of pit bulls have been a problem in the area, and that he had to shoot at the dogs a week earlier.

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A Crawford County man was found dead Sunday evening and his body was covered in bite marks.

That's according to Sheriff Lewis Walker. He says the call came in from a home in the 1900-block of Marshall Mill Road around 5 p.m. Sunday.

The person who called 911 reported a person lying in his yard unresponsive.

The deceased was identified as 76-year-old Lee Becham. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff says there were bite marks on Becham’s body, and an autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released later.

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