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Canton PD said Thursday that “officers recovered the body of an adult male which appears to match the description of William Watkins, who was reported missing on June 18.”

The Canton Police Department is investigating the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday in a wooded area of downtown Canton.

Officers found a deceased person Tuesday located in the area of Waleska Street and Reformation Parkway, “in the woodline,” Canton Police announced in a press release Thursday.

“Officers recovered the body of an adult male which appears to match the description of William Watkins, who was reported missing on June 18, 2022,” the department said.

Watkins, 42, had last been seen June 18 near YMCA Canton wearing camo pants and a black, sleeveless shirt, according to a missing persons flyer.

The incident is under investigation. According to Canton police, additional information will be made available as the investigation progresses and the deceased person is positively identified.

Canton PD asks that anyone with information contact them at 770-720-4883.

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