Man whose body was found Sunday identified

July 23, 2019–9:46 a.m.


Authorities have identified a man whose body was found on the banks of the Etowah River Sunday.

According to Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor, 54-year old Mark Keller was originally from Florida and had been living as a transient in the Rome area for a while.

Keller’s body was discovered by Kayakers in the area of 2nd Avenue and Riverbend Drive at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy and it may be a while before we know the exact cause of death.

Authorities do say they have no reason to suspect foul play.

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