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Coroner Fisher identifies man recovered from Lake Murray

Irmo, SC - Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the body recovered from Lake Murray at approximately 11:00 A.M. on May 5, 2020.

According to Coroner Fisher, the body of Mr. Timothy Steven Peele, 51, of Irmo was recovered near the Lake Murray Dam by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Peele put his boat in at a public boat ramp near the dam at approximately 06:30 A.M., and the boat was discovered unmanned in the same area a short time later, which prompted the search for him. An autopsy to determine Mr. Peele’s cause of death has been scheduled for May 6, 2020.

The SC Department of Natural Resources and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department are investigating.

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