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MailOnline Article Published 02/02/13, BRUNSWICK, GA  —

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A medical examiner has ruled that a Georgia county commissioner who drowned near a boat dock after suffering a gunshot to the head committed suicide, the county coroner said Friday.

Police found the body of 52-year-old Glynn County Commissioner Tom Sublett early on Dec. 11 in the water beside a docked boat on St. Simons Island. His wallet was in his back pocket and still contained his driver’s license and credit cards. An empty gun holster and a magazine loaded with 9mm bullets were found in Sublett’s car nearby, but no gun was recovered.

Glynn County Coroner Jimmy Durden said in a telephone interview that the manner of death according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Savannah is going to be suicide.

That conclusion is bound to prove contentious in the coastal community that was shocked by Sublett’s death two weeks before Christmas.

Authorities have spent nearly two months conducting a homicide investigation into Sublett’s death while offering a reward of $70,000 raised from fellow officials, friends and other private donors. And some evidence seems to contradict evidence that Sublett killed himself. Durden confirmed Friday that Sublett’s hands were bound in front of him when police found his body.

An attorney for Sublett’s family said his wife and other relatives ‘strongly disagree’ with any finding that he killed himself after leaving a poker game with friends.

‘There’s no history or even a notion of depression in Tom Sublett. There’s no alcohol abuse or drug abuse,’ Johnson said. ‘He was living his life in a normal way and proceeding with the normal daily activities and holiday season activities at the time this happened.’

GBI spokesman John Bankhead would not confirm that Sublett’s death had been ruled a suicide.

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Karen_KingKaren Lynn King (pictured left) is a 52-year-old woman from Canton, Georgia who is wanted by authorities for murdering her husband, 46-year-old Lyndon Baines Smith in Cherokee County 10 months ago.

Police say King as well as her two sons, 22-year-old Lyndon Ahlik Smith and 17-year-old Alonte Lyndell Smith, along with 22-year-old Robert Sylva Jr, 22-year-old Melvin Floyd and 24-year-old Will Cortez Robinson, also known as his stage name ”Scrapp Deleon,” all residents of Atlanta, Georgia, to help her murder her husband who was also the father of Lyndon and Alonte.

King and the five young men had planned and plotted what they were going to do for some time and on March 4, 2012, they put their plan into action.

Smith was unknowingly lured by his sons to a BridgeMill community in Canton  and while there, the five men attacked him. After beating him, Melvin Floyd placed his body into a 2004 Mercury Sable and drove to Alabama. During this long ride, Smith was still clinging to life in the trunk.

Floyd was stopped during a routine traffic stop and cops suspected something illegal was going on due to Floyd’s suspicious behavior. They asked him to get out of the vehicle, placed handcuffs on him, and proceeded to search his car. When they opened the trunk they discovered the badly beaten body of Smith, who was near death. Floyd was immediately arrested and Smith was rushed to the local hospital where he died shortly after.

The other four suspects, including Smith’s two sons, were all eventually arrested but Karen King, who was dubbed the ”mastermind” behind the murder, remains on the run.

According to authorities, King has ties to Miami, Florida which is the same City her son was captured in.

Karen King’s Description:

Sex: Female
Race: Black
Current Age: 52
Height: 5’3″
Weight: 149
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair):
Black
Eyes:
Brown
Scars and Tattoos:
Tattoo of heart on back right shoulder with the word “Harvey’s GIrl” inside. Non-specific tattoo on left breast.
Traits and Habits:
Always travels with her two pet Shih Tzu dogs named Isabella and Amari
Last Seen:
Canton , GA
Other Possible Locations:
Miami , FL
Last Known Locations:
Canton , GA
4140 Gold Mill Ridge, GA 30115
Prior Convictions:
Counterfeiting, Atlanta, GA

This case is featured on America’s Most Wanted, with the latest airing on October 12, 2012

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact 911 or the case investigators at 770-928-0239

Youtube description: ”A seemingly trustworthy woman starts a job at a store, only to later make off with thousands of dollars…..”

Description Of Crime: Bonne Wyler (most likely not her real name) is wanted in Atlanta, Georgia since August 4th, 1986 – Bonnie is a heavy-set woman with dark hair at the time (could be greying as of 2012.) She is professional crook who worked at A department store during 1986, a very secretive woman, Bonnie would go ‘above and beyond’ her job duties to gain the trust of her Employors/Employees and when she suceeded in getting the code to a safe and made off with atleast twenty thousand dollars.