Man's body found in car

Jim Blaylock/Staff
An Athens man was found dead of natural causes Wednesday in the parking lot of the Evans Wal-Mart, authorities said. The name of the 46-year-old man was not released pending the notification of his next of kin, said Columbia County Deputy Coroner Harriett Garrison. Columbia County authorities say the man was found just after 4 p.m. by a passerby who saw him in his parked Jaguar sedan. A missing person report filed in Athens-Clarke County states the man had been missing since Sunday, Mrs. Garrison said.