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Authorities ID woman whose body was found in Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier

A woman whose body was found Friday, Jan. 18, in Lake Lanier has been identified as Shannon Sancho, 30, of Atlanta.

The 911 call came at 12:05 p.m. from a man who was fishing from the shore off Lanier Islands Parkway, near the entrance to Lanier Islands resort in South Hall, according to authorities.

“The fisherman discovered the body of an adult female in the water at the shore,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in a news release. “During the preliminary investigation, Sheriff’s Office investigators tentatively identified the woman and determined that her vehicle remained in the parking area near where the body was found.”

The death is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, which was assisted by Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The woman’s body was sent to the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.


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