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Remains Officially Identified as Missing Man from 2013


Taniesa L. Sullivan | The Weekly Ledger News | Press Release from Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office

LEESBURG, Ala. - Cherokee County Coroner Paul McDonald, in conjunction with the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, has made identification of the human remains recovered from a truck in Weiss Lake last Friday. Coroner McDonald has confirmed the identity as Oscar Lewis King who went missing back in 2013.



It appears King accidentally drove into the water off the boat ramp at Chesnut Bay Resort near Leesburg. According to Cherokee County Chief Deputy Josh Summerford, no foul play is suspected.


Sheriff Jeff Shaver said, "We are thankful that the case is now resolved and the family can gain closure in knowing what happened."

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