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Teen’s Body Recovered from Sugar Lake

Post Date:06/05/2017

On June 4, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 300 block of Sugar Lake, Pittsboro, to investigate a report of a missing person. Deputies began a coordinated search for 19-year-old Sean O’Donnell around 6 PM after he was reported missing by a family member at approximately 5:30 PM. He was last seen with friends at Sugar Lake around 4:30 AM on June 4. 

Members of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Operations Center, EMS, and the North Chatham Fire Department were back on scene this morning as the search intensified. Representatives of the S T Wooten Corporation assisted responders by clearing a pathway to the water. The North Chatham FD Dive Team successfully recovered a body shortly before noon. Family members were able to positively identify O’Donnell.

Sean O’Donnell’s body was transported from the scene around 1 PM for an autopsy. The investigation remains ongoing to determine the cause of death.


Chatham County Mobile Command Unit on scene at Sugar Lake

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