POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Preliminary autopsy reports on the Brazoria couple who drowned in Lake Livingston confirmed that their deaths were accidents.
Capt. Ricky Childers with the Polk County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that the autopsy reports on Glenn and Wenner Swanner, who were both 45, showed that neither one of them had injuries. He added that witnesses said they were alone when they left on their boat.
"We can only speculate on what happened to them," Childers said. I can tell you the wind picked up that day."
According to a previous East Texas News story, the couple's boat washed ashore on the south side of Lake Livingston at about 7:45 p.m. on July 2. A resident called 911 after the boat floated up against the rocks off of Tigerville Rd.
"We noticed that there were cell phones in it and no occupants," said Tim Surratt, who dialed 911. "So we immediately called the Sheriff's Office."
Surrat said that they knew something was wrong because Glenn Swanner's wallet was on one of the boat's seats. They also found four cell phones in the boat.
Wendy Swanner's body was found near the Beacon Bay Marina on Monday morning. Search crews discovered Glenn Swanner's body a day later.
The couple's bodies were taken to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner's Office, where the autopsies were performed.
On July 4, Chief Deputy Byron Lyons with the Polk County Sheriff's Office said authorities don't think foul play was involved in the couple's drowning deaths.