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Body found near Highway 421 in Forsyth Co.

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. – Authorities are investigating after a body was found near Highway 421 North by exit 244 in Lewisville.

One lane of 421 was closed as of about 2 p.m. Thursday, according to Chief Deputy Brad Stanley with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office is still on the scene. The investigation is ongoing and the identity of the victim and circumstances surrounding the incident have not been released.