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Man, woman found dead in boat off Three Sisters Island chain
Lake Lanier

A man and woman were found dead Monday evening inside a boat anchored off an island in Lake Lanier.

Julie Wright, 40, and Andrew Maronge, 39, both of North Forsyth County, were found about 11 p.m. May 28 in the front cabin of a 24-foot Bayliner cabin cruiser off the Three Sisters Island chain in North Forsyth, authorities said.

A Georgia Department of Natural Resources patrol boat performed a requested welfare check after the couple did not return as expected to meet friends, according to Sgt. Lee Brown, a spokesman for the DNR.

The DNR and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office are investigating. Jenny Belafi of the Sheriff’s Office said the deaths appear to be from carbon monoxide but nothing is definitive until autopsies are completed.

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