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Officials release name of Atlanta woman found dead in Lake Lanier

Sancho was discovered by a fisherman just after 12 p.m. Friday.

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies in Hall Co. officially released the name of a woman found in Lake Lanier Friday afternoon. 

Officials identified her as 30-year-old Shannon Sancho of Atlanta.

RELATED: Woman's body found in Lake Lanier by fisherman, investigators say

Sancho was discovered by a fisherman just after 12 p.m. Friday, according to a statement from the Hall County Sheriff's Office. The body was found near a small parking area close to the entrance of the Lake Lanier Islands - just off of Lanier Islands Parkway.

The body was sent to the DeKalb County Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

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