April 18, 2013

Family requests review in commissioner’s death

Associated Press

ST. SIMONS ISLAND — The family of a former Glynn County commissioner has requested a forensic pathologist to examine the autopsy after his death was ruled a suicide.

Mark Johnson, an attorney for Tom Sublett’s family, tells the Brunswick News (http://bit.ly/Z0Xhbp ) relatives of 52-year-old Sublett never agreed with the medical examiner’s determination that he committed suicide.

Sublett’s body was found floating in the Frederica River on St. Simmons Island in mid-December. Authorities have said he was found with a gunshot wound to his head and his hands were bound in front of him when he was pulled from the water.

Police found straps, bullets and a gun holster near Sublett’s car but the gun was not recovered.

Mike McDaniel of the GBI says the investigation remains open despite Sublett’s death being ruled a suicide.


Information from: The Brunswick News, http://www.thebrunswicknews.com