Census worker finds dead body in Geneva

GENEVA (AP) — A census worker looking for people to enumerate at a Geneva County home turned up a dead body instead.

Geneva County Coroner Max Motley says the worker making his rounds of home visits detected a foul odor.

Motley said the census worker notified neighbors, who called authorities. Inside, the body of 60-year-old Charles Edward Harper was discovered. Geneva County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Tony Helms says it appears Harper had been dead for quite some time.

Helms says the death is still under investigation, but foul play is not suspected. Motley says no cause of death has been determined yet, but it is believed Harper died of natural causes.


Information from: The Dothan Eagle, http://www.dothaneagle.com