Body found in North Oconee River in Athens


By Joe Johnson

 A body was found Tuesday afternoon in the North Oconee River, Athens-Clarke County police said.

The decomposed body was spotted floating face down in the water near North Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway by someone who notified police at 1:47 p.m., according to police.

Detectives on Wednesday were in the process of identifying the body and determining the circumstances surrounding the death, police said.

There reportedly were no obvious signs of trauma or criminal activity.

Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is asked to contact Det. Paul Johnson at 762-400-7060 or call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 706-705-4775.

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