Meridian Star

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June 19, 2014

Autopsy ordered in apparent drowning

MERIDIAN —     A name has not yet been released on a body found Tuesday night in Lake Druid, a residential lake in Meridian.

    Public Information Officer Dareall Thompson with the Meridian Police Department said officers received a call at 8:30 Tuesday night of a drowning in the Druid Hills neighborhood.

    When officers arrived they found the body of a 52-year-old white male floating face down in the lake.

    "The body belonged to a 52-year-old white male who was last seen on Father's Day," said Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler. "After observing the condition of the body the time of death was probably Monday."

    "The man's wife and daughter came to check on him, when they found the boat in the lake, and discovered his body floating face down," said Thompson.

    Cobler said the body will be sent for autopsy, but he did not detect any initial signs of trauma.

    Thompson said the man's name will not be released until all family is notified of his death.

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