Irmo man recovered from Lake Murray is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified a body recovered from Lake Murray at approximately 11 a.m., Tuesday.

According to Fisher, the body of Mr. Timothy Steven Peele, 51, of Irmo was recovered near the Lake Murray Dam by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

Mr. Peele put his boat in at a public boat ramp near the dam at approximately 6:30 a.m.., and the boat was discovered unmanned in the same area a short time later. A search for him followed.

An autopsy to determine Mr. Peele’s cause of death has been scheduled for Wednesday. The SC Department of Natural Resources and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department are investigating.