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UPDATE: Suspect arrested, charged after two bodies were found in West Point Lake in Troup Co.

Published: Aug. 11, 2021 at 5:06 PM EDT
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TROUP COUNTY, Ga. (WTVM) - The Troup Country Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the murder of two Newnan men that were found in West Point Lake in Troup County.

On August 12, investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested 39-year-old Joshua Nutt, of Lower Big Springs Rd., and charged him with two counts of murder, two counts of robbery and one count of possession of a firearm during certain felonies.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested, charged after two bodies were found in West Point Lake in Troup Co.
UPDATE: Suspect arrested, charged after two bodies were found in West Point Lake in Troup Co.(Source: Troup Co. Sheriff's Office)

On August 9, at approximately 5:23 p.m., deputies were dispatched to West Point Lake, near the area of Lower Glass Bridge Road, where they found the body of 46-year-old Marcus Lee Caswell floating in the lake. Caswell had a gunshot wound to his head. On August 10 at approximately 11:17 a.m., the second victim was discovered and identified as 31-year-old Travis Michael Lodato.

According to Sergeant Stewart Smith with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, the victims discovered floating in the lake were roommates that were living in Newnan. It is believed that 46-year-old Marcus Lee Caswell and 31-year-old Travis Michael Lodato came to Troup County, for an unknown reason, and were shot between late Saturday morning and very early Monday morning.

Homicide investigation underway after body found in West Point Lake in Troup Co.
Homicide investigation underway after body found in West Point Lake in Troup Co.(Source: Troup Co. Sheriff's Office)

Sergeant Smith says the bodies were put into West Point Lake likely as an attempt to dispose of them.

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate this case.

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