GA - Tom Sublett, 52, St Simons Island, 10 Dec 2012

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  1. JaxFlaGal

    JaxFlaGal Member

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    Glynn County Commissioner Tom Sublett killed; body found floating at St. Simons Island marina. Considered a homicide.

    http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-12-11/story/glynn-county-commissioner-tom-sublett-slain

    http://www.fox30jax.com/content/top...-ruled-suspicious/kHHIlhGxR0W-cKTuPRoNDQ.cspx

    http://www.news4jax.com/news/georgi...lled/-/475792/17731784/-/evwpu9z/-/index.html

    "Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering would not talk about how Sublett was killed. Police said Sublett's wallet was found, but some items were missing.

    'I can't tell you any more than we're treating it as a homicide,' Doering said. 'We're searching for some physical evidence. That's all I can say.'
    According to police, Sublett was with friends on the mainland on Monday night, and they're trying to establish a timeline of how he got to the marina.

    Other county commissioners and their staff were present as Doering released the details of Sublett's death. Some were holding hands and crying.

    Commission Chairman Richard Strickland said Sublett's wife called police overnight to report her husband hadn't come home. The body was found between a boat and the dock at a marina just off the causeway before dawn Tuesday morning."

    There's also a local news story from Brusnwick here but the specific page link didn't work. Currently lead story. http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/

    Updated article here: http://savannahnow.com/latest-news/2012-12-11/glynn-county-commissioner-slain
     
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  3. JaxFlaGal

    JaxFlaGal Member

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    The autopsy report is back, Commisioner Sublett was shot in the head before he drowned in the Frederica River. His hands were tied with plastic zip ties on front of him. They have not found a weapon and the autopsy has not determined whether this was homicide or suicide.

    http://www.news4jax.com/news/georgi...wned/-/475792/17769804/-/k7kxywz/-/index.html

    http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/...-had-gunshot-wound-died-drowning-coroner-says

    http://www.actionnewsjax.com/conten...ioner-Tom-Sublett/C4iIoY7lfkKha3VCOtrcFw.cspx
     
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    jandkmom New Member

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    I saw that a few minutes ago...homicide or suicide...tough decision there...
     
  5. JaxFlaGal

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    The investigation continues, but with limited new information. 911 call from his wife reporting him missing was released. GBI still has not determined if this was suicide or murder but they continue to search the Frederica River for evidence. There is a $25K reward being offered for information leading to an arrest. Contact numbers are listed in this linked article:
    http://www.news4jax.com/news/georgi...-peer/-/475792/17815778/-/uixd2z/-/index.html

    Additional information in this local article as well:
    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topst...unty-antes-up-reward-for-commissioners-killer
     
  6. mobeydick

    mobeydick New Member

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    This happened about 1/2 mile from where I live. The rumors today are swirling bad.
     
  7. JaxFlaGal

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    The County Commission has voted to match the reward funds, bring it to $50K for information leading to an arrest.
    http://www.news4jax.com/news/Reward...eath/-/475880/17859016/-/c9ux6lz/-/index.html

    http://downtownjax.firstcoastnews.com/news/news/86594-glynn-county-antes-reward-commissioners-killer

    http://jacksonville.com/news/georgi...ter-search-evidence-glynn-commissioners-death
    Tip line numbers are posted in the last link, too.
     
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    Hickory Born New Member

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    This case certainly has a variety of possibilities. Was it a murder or possible suicide? The list of items collected seem a unique mixture (empty holster, pill bottles, variety of types of rounds, and zip ties). Could be murder staged to imply suicide; or maybe he was troubled and took his life. Seems law enforcement either does not have answers or they are building a case. The isolated location not far from home could support various theories. Has anyone heard whether anyone else was at that location or saw/heard anything (cars/sounds/shot)?
     
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    mobeydick, have people on the island reached a common consensus on a particular theory of what happened? Or has anything been ruled-out at this point?

    I'm sure the situation has folks feeling somewhat uneasy. It's a sad thing.
     
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    Georgia Mystery: Was drowning death suicide or murder?
    1:49 p.m. EDT May 15, 2015

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    This guy does a nice cover of the case:

    [video=youtube;cINAEJxuGhU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cINAEJxuGhU[/video]
     

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