Initial reports from the crime lab have ruled out foul play, citing no physical instances of trauma to the body.
Although the case is not being handled as a homicide, it has not been ruled out.
"Our detectives and local GBI agents are still pursuing investigative leads in hopes of making an identification as soon as possible. The Calhoun Police have assisted our Detective Division in area searches and in reviewing possible missing persons reports," said Paris.
Law enforcement are still urging anyone with information to call the Major Crimes Unit 706-629-1244 or the GBI 706-624-1424.
A local machinery operator reported finding a body in an open field near Interstate 75 and State Route 156 (Red Bud Road) near Calhoun, at approximately 10 a.m., today, June 8, according to a press release from the Gordon County Sheriff's Office.
"On the scene, Deputy Sheriff's discovered an unidentified body appearing to be that of a male, age/race undetermined. The body was dressed in blue athletic-type shorts with a yellow lining, black 'Nike' athletic shoes approximate size 8 1/2 - 9 1/2 and a camouflage baseball cap with the inscription 'Milan Supply' on front in red letters, and 'Penyair Water' on back in blue letters," said the release.
Law enforcement is urging anyone with information of a missing person matching the description to contact the Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit at 706.629.1244 or the Region 1 GBI Office at 706.624.1424.
According to Gordon County Chief Deputy Sheriff Robert Paris, the body has been taken to a Decatur Crime Lab for a postmortem examination and identification.
There was no identification, on or around the victim, according to Paris, who says decomposition can occur rapidly in the hot summer months.
The owner of the property's name has not been released, according to Paris who says they have no reason to believe the owner had any involvement in the death of the victim whatsoever.
Currently, no results have been released of the examination of the body.