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Missing Athens man's body recovered from North Oconee river

Updated: Apr 12, 2022

Seth Evans

By Joe Johnson

The body of an Athens man was pulled out of the North Oconee River Monday afternoon, 12 days after the 27-year-old victim’s girlfriend reported him as missing.

According to Athens-Clarke County Coroner Sonny Wilson, members of a search party that included local firefighters and personnel from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, located the body of Seth Stephens Evans in water about 15-feet deep behind the ruins of Charlie Williams’ Pinecrest Lodge on the banks of the North Oconee River.

Wilson said he was confident the body was that of the missing man due to personal contents of a back pack that was found with the body.

A more thorough examination was to be conducted at the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur. The coroner said.

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