SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- An autopsy has determined a Glynn County commissioner suffered a gunshot wound to the head before drowning in the Frederica River, where his body was found floating beside a docked boat.
Glynn County Coroner Jimmy Durden said Thursday he was still awaiting word from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Savannah on whether the death was ruled a homicide or suicide.
Durden also told First Coast News that Tom Sublett's hands were bound with zip ties.
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Sublett's body was found early Tuesday on St. Simons Island after he failed to return home from a Monday night poker game with friends.
Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering has said investigators found the commissioner's wallet with some items missing. Police have released few other details.
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Sublett was finishing his first and only term on the Glynn County Commission after deciding not to seek re-election.
There will be a visitation tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Brunswick. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Marks.
In addition to his wife, Carol, Sublett is survived by four children - Grant, Reid, Leslie and Erin. Sublett also leaves behind two grandchildren.
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First Coast News' Erin Hawley contributed to this report.