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Found body identified as E'town man

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By The News-Enterprise

The body of a dead man found last Thursday afternoon behind Sam's Club in Elizabethtown has been identified as James R. Hawkins, 49, of Elizabethtown.

Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee identified the man. Elizabethtown police still are awaiting the official report from the Medical Examiner’s Office on a cause of death, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release.

Authorities said last week it appeared the man had been dead between six and eight weeks. The body was located in a field just north of Sam’s Club by two people hitting golf balls into a field.

EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said the man had not been reported missing.

The investigation continues.