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Tuesday May 26th, 2015 11:47AM

Body of missing 19-year-old found in Lake Lanier

By B.J. Williams News Director
CUMMING - The body of a 19-year-old who had been missing since early Tuesday surfaced Friday morning on a cove in Lake Lanier.<br /> <br /> Deputy Doug Rainwater with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said the lead investigator in the case arrived at Two Mile Creek Park around 7:15 a.m. and found the body in the water.<br /> <br /> "We retrieved the body around 8:15 from the lake and the body was identified as Cody Daniel Gibbs," said Rainwater.<br /> <br /> Gibbs was part of a group of teens and young adults having a party after the park had closed Monday night. A deputy patrolling the area broke up the party just after 12 a.m. Tuesday, according to investigators, and the participants scattered, some of them jumping in the water.<br /> <br /> Investigators believe underage alcohol consumption was part of the party, and that is what led the party-goers to flee the scene.<br /> <br /> "This party was illegal...in terms of the park was closed, it was late at night," said Rainwater. "We will investigate who [organized] this party, if anybody, is responsible."<br /> <br /> "We'll make sure something like this doesn't happen again."<br /> <br /> Rainwater said Gibbs' body will be transported to the GBI Crime Lab for analysis.<br />
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