UPDATE: Body found in West Point Lake was missing woman

UPDATE: Body found in West Point Lake was missing woman

TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) – The Troup County Sheriff's Office confirms that the body found on West Point Lake was identified as the missing 24-year-old woman.

Maranda Whitten was found Monday around 8:30 a.m. Officials located her kayak on Saturday around 2 p.m. after more than 50 people volunteered to help with the search.

Officials also confirmed that her body was found with an extension cord, which was missing from the campground, and was tied to her ankles then to a large rock.

This tragedy is being treated as a suicide, according to the sheriff's office.

Her body is being sent to Decatur for an autopsy.

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