Body found at Lake Eufaula identified as Columbus missing man

(WTVM) – News Leader 9 has confirmed that the body found at Lake Eufaula on Friday, May 25 has been identified.

Police say 57-year-old Jeffrey Melton, a Columbus missing man, was identified as the man found in the lake.

Investigators say how the body ended up in the lake is still a mystery. Following an initial investigation by Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Columbus Police Department is now taking over this case.

Melton had been missing since March 27 and was last seen at Elizabeth Canty Apartments.

He reportedly suffered from severe health issues and was partially blind. Authorities are not releasing if any foul play was involved.

The case remains under investigation.

This is a developing story; check back for more updates.

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