Divers still search for clues in St. Simons death

Published On: Dec 30 2012 05:35:43 PM EST

Glynn County Commissioner Tom Sublett's body was found in the water of a St. Simons Island marina before dawn Tuesday.  Police are investigating his death as as a homicide.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -

Divers on St. Simons Island will soon resume searching for evidence in the drowning death and shooting of a 52-year-old Glynn County commissioner.

The Brunswick News reports divers will go back to combing the Frederica River for clues in the Dec. 11 death of Commissioner Tom Sublett in the coming week after they took last week off for Christmas.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Mike McDaniel says powerful currents in the river are making the search difficult. He says investigators dropped a 12-pound weight into the river near where Sublett's body was found. Within days the weight moved 40 feet.

A friend found Sublett floating beside a docked boat after he failed to come home late at night. An autopsy showed Sublett drowned after suffering a gunshot to the head.

Two weeks ago, the commission said they would match the $25,000 reward set by the Glynn County Police Department for information about Sublett's death, bringing the reward to $50,000.

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