UPDATE: The body found on Monday, Nov. 2 in a pond near the 4100 Block of Ogeechee Road has been identified as James Dammarell, 19. Dammarell was identified through dental records. Detectives notified Dammarell’s next of kin. His cause of death remains under investigation by SCMPD’s Violent Crimes detectives.


SAVANNAH, GA (November 2, 2015): Violent Crimes detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department have initiated a death investigation after the body of an unidentified male was found floating in pond near the 4100 block of Ogeechee Road Monday morning.

Metro responded to the scene just after 9 a.m. when an employee of a nearby business noticed the body. SCMPD Marine Patrol removed the deceased from the water. An autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab is scheduled for Tuesday.

Metro’s Violent Crimes detectives, patrol officers and Forensics Unit also responded to the scene.

Anyone with information on this case should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.