Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigators said a body found in Lake Lanier last week has been identified as 42-year-old Duluth man Nermin Rustempasic.
Personnel with the GBI Crime Lab were able to identify the man, Hall Sheriff’s Office investigators said, and his next of kin was notified on Monday.
The Sheriff’’s Office said the body of Rustempasic, who owned a boat stored at Sunrise Cove Marina, was found near Old Federal Campground.
According to the preliminary investigation, there were no immediate signs of trauma to the body and no initial evidence of foul play, investigators said.
Autopsy results and a toxicology report from the crime lab are pending.
The body was found floating in Lake Lanier in west Hall County on Sept. 14. Deputies responded to a call just after 5 p.m. from an individual on a personal watercraft who spotted the body about 100 yards from the shore of Old Federal Campground.
According to a preliminary investigation, the body had been in the water for approximately a week. With no immediate means to determine identity or cause and manner of death, investigators sent the body to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsy.