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Investigation into Georgia county commissioner's death continues

9:15 PM, Dec 11, 2012   |    comments
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ST. SIMONS, Ga. -- The Glynn County Police Department continues to search for evidence to solve the homicide of County Commissioner Tom Sublett. Investigators had boats in the water all day Tuesday at the St. Simons Boating and Fishing Club.

"We're searching the river, the bottom of the river, for evidence," says Police Chief Matt Doering.  

The Frederica River is where most of the search efforts are going on while Glynn County Police work to find evidence that will lead to a suspect in the homicide of 52-year-old Glynn County Commissioner Tom Sublett.

Sublett was last seen at around 10:30 p.m. Monday after police say he dropped off a friend at his car in what police call the Sterling area of town. They had just left a get together at another friend's house. But the hours went by and Sublett never came home.

Police say his wife alerted her husband's friends and then reported him missing. At 4 a.m., the friend he dropped off earlier in the night found his car at Gascoigne Bluff Park. 

"We know where he was at, who he was with, and what happened between Sterling area for us and not get into the mileage, but it's probably about 15 miles roughly on a mainland if you will, from where his car was. That's a long way, a lot of road to travel," said Chief Doering.

Two hours later, another friend who had joined the search found Sublett dead in the water.

"We have a large number of investigators out, following up on information, when we get that information. We get that and that may take us in different directions," said Doering.

Police won't say if there are any physical injuries involved. Detectives were also searching the entrance of Sublett's residence subdivision for evidence earlier Tuesday morning. His home is only about a half a mile from the marina where he was found.

An autopsy will be performed tomorrow at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Savannah. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department's tip line at (912) 554-7847.

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