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Foul Play Not Suspected in Death

After the body of a Cherokee County man was found Saturday in Lumpkin County, authorities today issued a statement.

The Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office has released new information about the weekend death of , the 27-year-old Cherokee County man whose body was found Saturday near a campsite.

Lt. Wesley Burnett, spokesman for the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office, said today that Holloway's wife reported him missing just before 7 p.m. Friday.

"She and her husband and two children had gotten to the campsite the previous evening," he said in a news release. "When they awoke on June 8, Joey indicated he was going for a walk. Joey never returned, so Sylvia (Holloway) called law enforcement."

Fire personnel from Lumpkin County and tracking dogs from Dawson and Forsyth Counties began searching for the man, a Waleska resident.

And early Saturday, cousin Natasha Cato started asking for the public's help. She posted flyers with Holloway's image on Facebook and local news sites.

But by 1 p.m. Saturday, Burnett said, Holloway's body was found about a half-mile from the campsite on Forest Service Road 28-1 off Camp Wahsega Road.

Cato confirmed as much in a Sunday email to Canton-Sixes Patch.

"Yes, Joey was found beside the creek where he was fishing," she wrote. "Thanks for your concern." 

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Burnett said foul play is not suspected.

"The investigation is continuing and autopsy results are pending," he said.

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melissa June 12, 2012 at 01:19 PM
You see no evil in his eyes like u normaly see in a bad soul......u can tell a bad soul from the eyes......
sylvia holloway June 19, 2012 at 12:45 AM
it was 3 children once again never correct... if you cant get the small things right, how are you going to the big things right?????
nopenope July 17, 2012 at 04:53 PM
yeah youre right, Hitler had Evil eyes... and was loved by millions, man of the year in time magazine. The eyes wont tell you if the person is good or bad. some of the best looking, well dressed, well spoken people are the worst individuals around.

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