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Lanier Angler Discovers Van With Body Inside

Brad Gill | November 21, 2019

Lake Lanier angler Jason Millen was out for a Sunday fun day of fishing on Nov. 17 when his afternoon bass fishing trip came to a halt.

According to a WSB-TV news story by Tom Regan released on Nov. 21, Millen discovered a submerged minivan in about 15 feet of water and 60 feet offshore.

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Regan reports, “Divers arrived and hooked the van to pull it out of the lake. That’s when they discovered Van Dobb’s body inside. The 56-year-old man from Forsyth County had been reported missing since June. Why his van was in the lake isn’t known, but authorities said foul play is not suspected.”

Examiners are still trying to find the cause of death.

 

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