The man whose body was found in Lake Norman in Iredell County over the weekend has been identified. On Saturday (September 2) Deputies and Detectives from the Iredell County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Oak Tree Road in Mooresville to a reported body in Lake Norman. Upon arrival, Officers, assisted by rescue personnel, recovered the body of a man who at the time was unidentified. Detectives began the process of trying to identify the man and started with talking with people living in the area.
Detectives spoke with surrounding agencies and searched available data bases for anyone reported missing or suspected drowning victims with no matches immediately found. A news release was sent out in an effort to learn information about the man. Detectives soon received a call from a concerned parent who explained they had not seen their son in two days. Other information received from the concerned parent lead Detectives to believe it could the victim located earlier in the day.
According to a news release from the Iredell County Sheriff's Office, the medical examiner performed an autopsy and found the victim died from drowning. There were no indications or assault or other signs of foul play. The Autopsy has not been finalized at this point but nothing is expected to change the preliminary results. In addition the Medical Examiner was able to identify the man as 29-year-old Jonathan Michael Herran.
Mr. Herran has an address in South Charlotte but has a direct connection to a home not far from where the body was located. The investigation is still ongoing but all indications are that this is an accidental drowning with no evidence of foul play.