TALLAPOOSA, Ala. (WRBL) – A death investigation continues along with Lake Martin as detectives are releasing the identity of a man pulled from the water on Sunday.
Sheriff Jimmy Abbett says 34-year-old Anthony Lee Thornton of Tallassee was discovered unresponsive in the lake near a residence on North Holiday Drive in Dadeville, Alabama.
Thornton was recovered from the lake Sunday, May 24, 2020, at approximately 1:25 PM after the Tallapoosa Sheriff’s Office received the call regarding a body in the water.
Thornton’s cause of death is pending results of an autopsy by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.
Sheriff Abbett says the investigation continues into what happened.