Investigation continues regarding body recovered from Carter Creek

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

WEEMS—The investigation into the death of Graham McCormick, 31, of Georgia is ongoing, according to Major William Webb, chief deputy with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department.

McCormick’s body was found on Carter Creek near the end of Weems Road by a passing boater on August 11. His disappearance had been reported to the sheriff’s department that morning by friends he was visiting in Irvington.

“At this time, we aren’t exactly sure what the cause of death was,” said Webb, who added there has been a delay in receiving the medical examiner’s report.

A search warrant of a Boston Whaler, owned by Gary Hooper of Glebe Road in Irvington, was executed on August 24. According to Webb, the boat was checked for forensic evidence and signs of an accident.

McCormick’s body was found 1.9 miles across the creek from the residence where he was staying.