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Body of missing UNG student found
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Lucas Baxter

Update, Oct. 31: The body of a missing college student has been recovered. 

The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Department said in a social media post dated Oct. 30 that 18-year-old Lucas Baxter’s body had been recovered. Sheriff Stacy Jarrard said in the post that no foul play was suspected, but the investigation was ongoing. 


Authorities are searching for a missing University of North Georgia student whose car was found near the Woody Gap area.

Lucas Baxter, 18, was last seen Friday, Oct. 22, at the school’s Dahlonega campus.

The university said Baxter’s family “is concerned for him,” and the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office has asked for information to find him.

Baxter is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs roughly 145 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair.

The sheriff’s office said Baxter may be wearing round glasses. When Baxter went missing, he was wearing a tie-dye shirt with a woven pouch necklace, a gray-striped hoodie and a black backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the investigator at 706-482-2619 or email him at marcus.sewell@lumpkincounty.gov. People with information can also contact dispatch at 706-864-3633.

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