Details on body suggest no foul play

Judicial Emergency, Padgett, body

ELLIJAY, Ga. – According to authorities in the Gilmer Sheriff’s Office, details from the ongoing investigation into a body found inside of the Coosawattee River Resort are suggesting the incident may not be related to any sort of violence or heinous crime.

However, Capt. Brian Shepard in Gilmer’s Criminal Investigation Division said that the Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation as a potential crime until proven otherwise. While the body is being investigated further, details revolving around its condition are not showing usual signs of a defensive fight, a struggle, or any sort of indication of an altercation. Authorities declined to confirm or further comment on the body’s condition or details of the investigation, but did say they are currently awaiting lab results on certain parts of the investigation.

Some possible answers if these results prove this person’s death was not a murder could be drug related or health related.

Reports indicate that the body was discovered on August 14, 2020. Some tips suggest the body was found near the Riverside Pool in Coosawattee. FYN will continue reporting if new details show a more serious crime or incident involved.

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