A body recovered from the Amicalola River last week has been identified as that of a missing 27-year-old Dawsonville man, authorities say.
According to a statement from Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson, the man has been identified as Benny Joe Carlisle of Dawson County.
Carlisle's body was discovered on Tuesday, May 19 by kayakers, north of the river's crossing with Steele Bridge Road, and was recovered by Dawson County Sheriff's Office investigators and game wardens from the Department of Natural Resources.
An autopsy of Carlisle's body was completed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab. At this point, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office investigation is still active and no exact cause of death has been determined, but no foul play is suspected in the case, Johnson said.
"Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the family and friends," he said.