Body of Missing Buford Man Found in Lake Lanier

Hall County police divers pulled the body of a missing Buford man from Lake Lanier February 1. Joseph Peters, 37, was last seen fishing near the Lazy Days Marina on January 31. His family reported him missing when he hadn’t come home the next morning. His vehicle was found nearby and some of his personal belongings were on the dock. His body was located next to the dock in about 7 feet of water. Peters is presumed to have drowned, and no foul play is suspected at this time. His body has been sent to the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

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