The victim has been identified as Lawrence Pritchard of Cartersville. First responders were dispatched to a residence at 4 Attaway Drive in reference to a drowning involving a 64-year-old male, Monday, July 1st. Crews arrived on scene after 2 p.m., it was unknown how long the body had been in the water; he was pronounced dead at the scene. Pritchard owned numerous Auto Parts Stores in Georgia. His parents, Hugh and Scottie Pritchard started Auto Parts Co. in 1945.
Pritchard’s body has been taken to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsey.