Body found in lake is missing fisherman, family says


Highlights

A body was found in Lake Jackson.

Johnny Green disappeared while fishing in the same lake.

A family member said he confirmed with the coroner that the body is Green.

The body of a man who disappeared Sunday in Newton County was located in the water Thursday, a family member told Channel 2 Action News.

Authorities were called to retrieve the body in the area of 120 Waters Bridge Circle about 3:30 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office. There were no obvious signs of trauma.

Johnny Green disappeared while fishing with a friend at Lake Jackson. A family spokesman confirmed the body is him, according to Channel 2.

Green left to get some cigarettes from his truck, but he never returned, Green’s brother previously told the news station.

“I was worried because how do you go fishing with a friend and you vanish?”James Green said.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office considered the disappearance suspicious.

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Family members previously told Channel 2 that Johnny Green was a husband and father of three. They said he would not willingly walk away from his family.

“The fear is what everybody fears — that something went down somewhere. You never know, but that’s what the fear is,” James Green said.

Johnny Green’s friend said he found his truck still parked along the lake, Channel 2 reported. Searchers later found his cellphone a few feet away in the woods.

“We’re holding it together, but it’s going to boil over,” James Green said. “Definitely going to boil over soon. If we had answers, we may be able to find peace, but no answers, no rest.” 

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