Body recovered in Tuttle Creek Lake

On Friday, February 28th, around 3:13 p.m. the Riley County Police Department received a call from someone reporting that they had discovered a body in the water in the Tuttle Cove area of Tuttle Creek Lake.

The Riley County Police Department responded and upon arrival officers confirmed that a body was in the water and appeared to be deceased.  The Riley County Police Department, along with the Riley County Emergency  Management, Riley County EMS, Tuttle Creek Corps of Engineers and the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office were on scene and retrieved the body from the water.

A coroner arrived on scene and pronounced that the body recovered from the water was deceased.  Although much of the lake is frozen, the body was located in an area of thawed water that extended a short distance from the shore.

The body was taken to the Kansas City area for an autopsy by a Forensic Pathologist.  The identity of the deceased person is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

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