Body of elderly woman found floating in Acworth pond
by Michelle Babcock
February 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 4393 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies speak with Cherokee Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Chris Sims on the scene where an elderly woman’s body was found floating in the pond inside an Acworth apartment complex Thursday, officials said.
Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies speak with Cherokee Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Chris Sims on the scene where an elderly woman’s body was found floating in the pond inside an Acworth apartment complex Thursday, officials said.
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The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a woman found floating in a pond in Acworth, inside the Waldan Pond apartment complex Thursday, police said.

A resident notified authorities when they saw the body of an elderly white woman floating in the pond inside the apartment complex off Bells Ferry Road on Thursday afternoon, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

Baker said the woman was identified as Betty West, 74, of Acworth.

While the cause of death is still under investigation, Baker said “nobody would be swimming in the lake this time of year.”

“Whether it’s an accident, or a homicide, we don’t know yet,” Baker said.

A wide crime scene area was blocked off Thursday afternoon beside the pond where the body was found in Waldan Pond, and Cherokee Sheriff’s Officers were canvasing the nearby apartment buildings.

Baker said an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday morning at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab.



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