Update: Divers from Hall County assist in searching Lake Carlton after discovery of man’s body

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Update, Friday July 20, 2018

The Gwinnett County Police Department said divers from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office were assisting with a search of Lake Carlton Friday, but have so far found nothing that related to the case of the body of a man that was discovered in the lake Wednesday night. Sgt. Jake Smith, spokesman with GCPD, said if nothing is found by the end of the day the dive team will return to continue the search at some point next week.

Sgt. Jake Smith, spokesman with Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, has been on hand at the Lake Carlton site where the body of a man was discovered Wednesday. Photo credit: Sharon Swanepoel

“The autopsy was conducted yesterday, however nothing conclusive was discovered to confirm the deceased man’s identity, Smith said. “Dental records will be compared in the near future, including dental records from Alvin Ahmed (the missing person from Loganville PD).”

Smith said he doesn’t expect any other information to be available before next week. In the meantime, the family of Ahmed, who went missing from the Publix parking lot in Loganville on Monday night, is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to him being found. A prayer vigil will take place in Loganville at 8:30 p.m. on Friday night for Ahmed.

An autopsy was performed on the body found in Lake Carlton on Thursday and officials were not able to confirm an identity. Smith said at the time that with the body being in the water for a couple  of days positive identification was difficult. He said it was still being investigated as a suspicious death without any conclusion being drawn on how the body got into the lake. It remains an active investigation.

“We are still looking at it that it could possibly be an accidental drowning, suicide or homicide,” Smith said.

Crime scene tape marks the place where Gwinnett County police officers and Loganville Police detectives were working after a body was discovered in Lake Carlton on Wednesday night. Photo credit: Sharon Swanepoel
Detectives with Loganville Police Department and Gwinnett County Police on site at Lake Carlton following the discovery Wednesday night of a body in the lake. Photo Credit: Sharon Swanepoel
Crime scene tape marks the place where Gwinnett County police officers and Loganville Police detectives were working after a body was discovered in Lake Carlton on Wednesday night. Photo credit: Sharon Swanepoel

Update

Alvid Amhed disappeared from the Publix parking lot on Monday night, July 16, 2018. Contributed photo

The family of Alvin Rowson Ahmed, the man young pharmacist from Publix who went missing on July 16, 2018, is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads him being found. If you have any information you are asked to call Walton County Communications Center at 770-267-6556 with any information. While there are suspicious circumstances surrounding his disappearance, Loganville Police Department is urging the public not to draw any conclusion that could impede the investigation.

“It is unfortunate that statements have been made in the public about the case of Alvin Ahmed being an abduction. While an abduction has not been ruled out as a possibility, at this moment this remains an active investigation and information about the case that is not issued by the Loganville Police Department does not help our efforts. Our detectives are following up on any and all leads and considering all possibilities,” LPD released in a statement.

Initial story

The Loganville Police Department is attempting to locate a missing person. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to Walton County Communications Center at 770-267-6556.

Alvin Rowson Ahmed is a 25-year-old male who is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds and has brown eyes. He was last seen at about 9:30 p.m. Monday night leaving the Publix grocery store in Loganville wearing a green polo shirt with the Publix logo and black slacks.  He has been listed on GCIC as a Missing Person.

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