Body of middle-aged man found in wooded area in east Hattiesburg

Authorities are investigating a body found in Hattiesburg today.  Police say the body of a 45-year old white male was discovered in a wooded area just off of James Street near the city's Central Fuel Facility.

Authorities say the body was that of a homeless man believed to have died sometime Saturday.

Investigators say it appears the man may have died of natural causes and they do not suspect foul play.