Officials identify man found dead by fisherman in ETX lake

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:32pm

Authorities are investigating the discovery of a fisherman's body at Lake Jacksonville Wednesday morning, according to Cherokee County Game Warden Brian Bearden.

Jacksonville police have identified the man as 24-year-old Marvin Freeny.

The body was found by fisherman who were next to a pier some time Wednesday morning. The body was recovered by the Jacksonville Police Department. Freeny was not listed as missing when he was discovered.

Due to the body's condition, authorities believe he has been in the lake for 1-2 days.

The cause of death is unknown.

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