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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The remains of a person found off South Elm St. Monday have been identified as 68-year-old Thomas Edward Cole.

Police were called to the 900 block of South Elm Street after 6:00 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report a foul odor.

A search of the area, often used as an encampment by homeless people, lead to the discovery of his body. Police were able to identify him by his fingerprints.

The preliminary examination by a medical examiner indicates that Cole died of natural causes.