Updated Sunday at 6:30 p.m.: The man has been identified as Colin Chavez Shropshire, 26, of LaFayette, Ga.
Shropshire was reported missing Friday night at approximately 10 p.m. and was last seen at Cliffs Apartments on Shugart Road at approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday morning, Dalton Police Department spokesman Bruce Frazier said in a statement.
It was reported to police that Shropshire left the apartment complex on foot.
A passerby found his body in the creek between Academy Sports and The Home Depot, according to the release.
Shropshire's body was found partially in the water near the edge of the creek and is being sent for an autopsy.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brian Shirley at 706-278-9085, dial 9 and enter extension 189.
Original article at 4:03 p.m.: Dalton police say a body has been found in the woods behind The Home Depot on Shugart Road.
Officers and investigators are on the scene at the Wal-Mart/Home Depot shopping center, Dalton Police Department spokesman Bruce Frazier said in a statement.
The only information available so far is the corpse is that of an adult male, Frazier said.
He said an update would be forthcoming.
This is a developing story.