Family requests review in Ga. commissioner's death

Tom Sublett found dead at St. Simons Island boat ramp on Dec. 11

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - 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 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. Simons 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.

Officials in Glynn County joined by some private citizens had offered $70,000 in reward money for information leading to an arrest or conviction if Sublett's death was found to have resulted from foul play.

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