3 bodies of family members found in Oregon lake

GASTON, Ore. (AP) — Divers have recovered the bodies of a 40-year-old mother and her two children a day after another family member — a 3-year-old grandchild — was found drowned.

Authorities said the three bodies found Tuesday were in about 8 feet of water at Henry Hagg (HAG) Lake. They say there’s no evidence of foul play, and a sheriff’s spokesman says the deaths are considered accidental.

Sheriff’s deputies identified the three bodies found Tuesday as those of 40-year-old Jova Ixtacua-Castano and her two children, 25-year-old Gabriela Garcia-Ixtacua and 13-year-old Michael Garcia-Ixtacua.

The sheriff’s office said Gabriela was the mother of the 3-year-old found Monday night. He was identified as Jeremy Scholl.

They lived together in nearby Hillsboro.


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