Woman identified in Lake Murray drowning

NEWBERRY COUNTY (WSPA) – Newberry County officials have identified the woman they say drowned at Lake Murray thanks to the help of citizens.

Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton says the victim is Judith Horton Walling, 73 of Prosperity.

Emergency responders were called to a house off Songbird Lane near the Macedonia Lutheran Church around 7:15 a.m. about a body in the water.

Crews found a woman floating in about four feet of water near the shore.

Officials say there was no visible trauma to the body.


The Newberry County Coroner’s Office is scheduling an autopsy.

The Newberry County Coroner’s Office, Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and SC Department of Natural Resources are investigating.

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