UPDATE: Body found in lake identified as KSU employee

By: WIBW
By: WIBW
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff

courtesy WIBW

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Authorities have positively identified the body found in Tuttle Creek Lake last week as a missing Kansas State University employee Jane Peterson.

Family members had reported that 56-year-old Peterson was missing back on January 19th.

Authorities and volunteer groups conducted several searches around the Tuttle Cove area.

Her body was found Friday in an area of Tuttle Cove that had thawed. An autopsy determined she died of drowning and hypothermia.

Authorities do not suspect foul play.


Previous AP story:

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's department says a body was found in Tuttle Creek Lake.

Authorities have not released the identity of the body, which was found in Tuttle Cove Friday afternoon. An individual at the lake reporting seeing the body.

The deceased was taken to the Kansas City area for an autopsy. The person's identity is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of relatives.


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