A local man who drowned in Lake Jacksonville has been identified as Marvin Freeney, 24, of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Police Department Detective Jeremy Pate confirmed.
Jacksonville police believe Freeney had been in the water for one to two days when his body was discovered.
"At this time we have no evidence to believe foul play was involved," Pate said, although cause of death will be determined by autopsy in Tyler, where Freeney's body has been sent.
The body was found around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday under a privately owned pier at Bird Creek, a narrow cove on Lake Jacksonville, according to Cherokee County Game Warden Brian Bearden. Although on private property, the pier was not attached to a home.
Police cannot determine an exact time of death, but believe Freeney's body floated to the location where it was found.
His next-of-kin have been notified.
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