December 2, 2020

Troup County drowning victim identified

8239176_G(Lagrange, GA) — Authorities have identified a body found in a lake last week in Troup County.

According to a release by Sgt. Stewart Smith, deputies responded to a home on Waterview Dr. on July 2, 2015 at approximately 7:25 p.m. in reference to a possible deceased person in a lake behind the residence.

Upon arrival an unknown male was found lying in the water near the shoreline and appeared to be deceased.

Investigators were called to the scene and the body was sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.

The victim has been identified as James Michael Mealor, 64 years of age, and the death is being ruled an accidental drowning.

No further information is available at this time pending the autopsy.

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