Family: Body in water is man who disappeared under 'suspicious circumstances'

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NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities are investigating after a body was found Thursday afternoon in Newton County.

According to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, a body was found in the water in the area of Waters Bridge Circle.

A family spokesperson told Wilfon that the body is Johnny Green, who disappeared earlier this week.

We're working on learning more about Johnny Green's death for The Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11.

Green was fishing with a friend at Lake Jackson on Sunday.

His friend said that Green told him he was going to get some cigarettes from his truck, but he never returned.

“I was worried because how do you go fishing with a friend and you vanish?” Green’s brother, James, said.

At the time, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office called the disappearance suspicious.

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