Daily American Republic
An autopsy was performed Monday on a Piedmont man, whom authorities believe may have died when he suffered a heart attack while cleaning his fish near the Clearwater Dam. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department received a call about 4:30 p.m. Saturday from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee who reported “a body was on the eddy at Clearwater Lake.” Wayne County Sheriff Dean Finch says upon their arrival, deputies found 74-year old Marvin L. “Sonny” Miller dead. Miller was seen fishing at that location about 1 p.m. by people who went “somewhere else to fish. … DDCC investigators talked to the witnesses who saw him there. Everything was at the scene including Miller’s wallet. It appears Miller had a heart attack, but he also had a knife wound to both of his legs, said Finch, who indicated the knife wounds as the reason DDCC investigators were called. The autopsy, he said, was being performed Monday at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington.