Identity of man found dead in lake with anchor tied to waist a mystery, police search for clues

Authorities in metro Atlanta are working on a mystery, trying to find out the identity of a man found dead in Lake Allatoona in Cobb County.

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Investigators have taken fingerprints and employed facial recognition technology, according to WSB-TV, but they still haven’t discovered the victim’s identity.

The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office passed out a sketch of the man.

Investigators said someone on a boat found the man floating in the water on Sept. 1.

"At this point, we’re merely looking for anyone who can identify this man," Sgt. Jonathan Rogers, with the Bartow County Sheriff's Office, said.

Deputies said the man had been shot in his right temple.

He also had on a back pack filled with rocks and sand, ankle weights and a small boat anchor tied to his waist.

"Obviously we know a gun shot 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.

Deputies said the man doesn’t match up with any missing people in Bartow County or metro Atlanta.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation performed an autopsy, but did not glean any further clues on who the victim could be.

They're asking for the public's help in identifying the man.

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