Body found in Thurmond Lake identified

Saturday, July 12, 2014 4:51 PM
Last updated 6:42 PM
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Lincoln County authorities have identified a 36-year-old man who was found dead in Thurmond Lake on Friday.

Coroner Paul Reviere said Saturday that Wayne Pat­rick Mravlja, of Blythe, was pronounced dead about 5:10 p.m. after he was discovered about 100 yards off shore near a small island in the Chamberlain’s Ferry Boat landing area.

Boaters found the body and called the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Of­fice about 4 p.m. Sheriff Bruce Beggs said the preliminary cause of death is drowning, but the investigation is ongoing.

The body was taken to the Geor­gia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab in Atlanta for an autopsy scheduled for Monday, Reviere said.

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bdouglas 07/12/14 - 11:11 pm
@nocnoc With that unique of a

@nocnoc With that unique of a last name, I can't imagine it not being the same person. But it begs the question, what does it matter if it is? Regardless of past offenses, he's still someone's family member.

Junkman77 07/15/14 - 01:10 pm
Sad Day

I knew this indivividual pretty well until recent years. He was a truely good person in the soul. He will be missed by many.

beth.folland 07/15/14 - 05:30 pm
Wayne was my best friend. I

Wayne was my best friend. I agree with Junkman77, he was a truly good person. He had a wonderful heart. He is loved by many and will be greatly missed.
I'm not sure what "nocnoc" said, but his friends & family thank whomever deleted it and "bdouglas" for his reply. Wayne was a good friend, good son, good brother, good grandson, good cousin and good nephew. His past is done and gone....he is gone, so none of that past matters. HE matters to us, his loved ones. RIP Wayne. I miss you and love you.

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