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Officials identify woman's body found in lake Sunday

GAINESVILLE -- A woman whose body pulled from Lake Lanier on Sunday has been identified as 18-year-old Estelle Kouassi of Winder.

Investigators linked the body to the description of Kouassi based on a missing person’s report filed March 3 with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. Officials then obtained Kouassi’s medical and dental records to complete the identification.

“Through dental records, the medical examiner was able to positively identify the body found as Estelle Kouassi,” a Hall County Sheriff’s Office news release said.

Investigators spoke with family members and friends of Kouassi.

Foul play is not suspected, but the cause of death is still undetermined.

Fisherman reported seeing the body in the lake around 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the area of Dawsonville Highway bridge on the Chattahoochee River.