UPDATE: Body found in Watauga Lake identified
by Allison Haver
Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the person found dead on Monday after a vehicle was found in Watauga Lake as 81-year-old Juanita Ramsey of Chuckey, Tenn..
The Greene County Sheriff's Department
confirmed on Wednesday, that the car found belonged to Ramsey who was reported
missing the morning her vehicle was discovered on Monday.
According to the preliminary report
conducted by Tennessee Highway Patrol, Trooper Robert Wills, who
investigated the incident, reported Ramsey was driving a 2008 Chrysler south on
Tenn. Highway 167 when she failed to stop at a stop sign at the Lakeview Drive
car slid through a gravel parking lot and went down a 60-foot embankment and
traveled another 75-feet before hitting the water of Watauga Lake. The car was
found submerged in 11 feet of water.
According to the report, no alcohol or drugs were involved but tests were requested.
Ramsey was wearing a safety belt.