Decomposed body of teen found in Lake Lanier identified

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080504 BUFORD, GA: Lake Lanier is still recovering from a severe drought though some gains have been made through the early part of May. Sunday's midnight Pool 5/4/08 at Buford, Ga., stood at 1057.59 as boaters and other recreationalists begin to think about summer plans. This view from the southeast looking to the north shows some of the lake's many coves and boat docks along its 692-miles shoreline. David Tulis / AJC

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Authorities have identified the 18-year-old woman who was found in a north Georgia lake after being reported missing last month.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office public information officer deputy Nicole Bailes tells multiple news outlets on Friday that the woman has been identified as Estelle Kouassi of Winder. Bailes says fisherman found the body floating at Lake Lanier on April 3 – a month after she was reported missing.

Bailes says Hall County fire rescuers recovered the body near the Dawsonville marina.

Bailes says no trauma was found on the body. The medical examiner has been unable to determine the cause of death.

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