Body found in Savannah River identified

Thursday, April 5, 2012 2:15 PM
Last updated 3:51 PM
  • Follow Latest News

Authorities have identified a woman whose body was discovered in the Savannah River March 31.

Today Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten identified the woman as Annette U. Maxwell, 66, of Blythe.

Tuten estimated the woman had been in the water approximately three days when her body was discovered off of Riverfront Dive by a someone kayaking.

At the time her body was too badly decomposed to be positively identified.

Maxwell’s vehicle was discovered outside The Boathouse Community Center, approximately a mile away from where she was found.

Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier said Maxwell was reported missing approximately a week before she was found. An investigation reveal Maxwell had previously threatened to drown herself in the river.

Tuten said the cause of death was ruled as an accidental drowning.

“We honestly don’t know what happened,” Tuten said. “If she did commit suicide she didn’t leave a note that we could find.”

Comments (1) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
sassymouth 04/09/12 - 12:28 pm
I know for a fact this woman

I know for a fact this woman and her family sought help for her mental state...several different times she was admitted and sent home from MCG...suppose to follow up with Serenity, this was just a poor depressed woman who fell through the cracks of the system...The family asked for help.....they did their part but as you can see by the end result the system failed her or she would be here today....

Back to Top
Search Augusta jobs