2 bodies found in Ga. lake with gunshot wounds to head

Crime & Safety

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. (WRBL) — Two bodies have been recovered from West Point Lake and officials believe the incidents may be related.

Both bodies were reported by fishermen who saw the bodies floating on the lake and both had gunshot wounds to the head.

Sergeant Stewart Smith, the Public Information Officer for the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, said sheriff deputies reported to the first scene on Aug. 9 at 5:23 pm and then the second scene on Aug. 10 at 11:17 am.

“Obviously the bodies were recovered here at West Point Lake. Where the actual crime took place we are still trying to determine that so this is a very active and open investigation at this point,” Smith said.

The first victim was identified as a 46-year-old, Marcus Lee Caswell, of Newnan and the second victim was identified as 31-year-old, Travis Michael Lodato, also of Newnan. The Troup County Sheriff’s Office has declared it an open homicide investigation.

Smith said he believes the incidents took place either Aug. 8 or Aug. 9 around the areas of Long Cane Road or Lower Glass Bridge Road. Both bodies were sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab and are pending an autopsy.

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may have some information to call the Troup County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 706-883-1616 or Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

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