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Police asking for help identifying man found in Allatoona Lake

Police are turning to the public for help to identify a man found floating in a Georgia Lake on September 1, 2018.

The John Doe was found in Allatoona Lake near the Allatoona dam. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the body was found near the Bethany Bridge area of Red Top Mountain Road in Bartow County, Georgia.

The man had on a backpack filled with rocks and sand. His ankle had weights and a boat anchor was tied to his waist. Investigators said someone on a boat found the man floating on the water.

Deputies of the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office said the man had gunshot wound to his right temple.

“Obviously we know a gunshot caused his death, but what the manner of the death was, we need to put together his life line, and figure out why he was at the lake,” Rogers said.

The man does not match anyone missing from Bartow County and facial recognition software has not identified the man.

The John Doe was wearing a t-shirt, shorts and black swim slippers.  He was between the ages of 55 and 65-years-old and weighed 230 pounds.  There were no tattoos.  

If you have any information , please call the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office at 770-387-5100.

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