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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Body found in Belle Plaine pond

The Wichita Eagle

A woman's body has been found in a pond near Belle Plaine, and investigators are treating it as a suspicious death, the Sumner County sheriff said Tuesday.
A property owner found the body in a pond Monday afternoon.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of death and whether the body is that of a woman reported missing Saturday from a mobile home park that also is near Belle Plaine, Sheriff Gerald Gilkey said.
The missing woman is in her 40s.
The body, which was found about 2 ½ miles northeast of Belle Plaine, will undergo an autopsy at the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center, Gilkey said.
"We're investigating it as a suspicious death," he said.
Asked why, he said, "Just because you don't find a person in a pond every day."
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Sheriff's Department.

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