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A Dunnellon man and hiker was found dead off of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.

Authorities discovered the body of 55-year-old Michael Charles Lombardo Sunday, July 17, in a tent about a mile from the multi-state trail, off of Mountain City Road near Damascus, according to Washington County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Tim Widener on Thursday.

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Foul play isn’t being suspected, and Lombardo’s body, which authorities believe was in the tent for several days, was sent to be autopsied, Widener said.

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