Body pulled from river along Georgia-Alabama state line

Authorities are investigating after a man's body was pulled from a river at the Georgia-Alabama state line.

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 9:16 AM

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a man's body was pulled from a river at the Georgia-Alabama state line.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports a pedestrian spotted the body floating face-down Saturday in the Chattahoochee River. It was pulled from the water behind the Columbus Civic Center.

Deputy Coroner Charles Newton identified the dead man as 42-year-old Sean Fuller. He said there was an injury to the back of the man's head that may have been caused by falling into the river.

Police Lt. Matt Blackstock said investigators have not determined the cause of death. Fuller's body was being transported to a state crime lab in metro Atlanta for an autopsy.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said Fuller had been homeless and authorities used his tattoos and social media to help identify him.

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