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September 17, 2010

UPDATE: Male body found near Rathbun Lake

CENTERVILLE — Appanoose County Sheriff Gary Anderson Friday afternoon confirmed a male body was found near Rathbun Lake.

Sheriff Anderson said drowning and homicide do not appear to be the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing.

The Ottumwa Courier is reporting a woman found the body and according to her daughter, she called for help at about 11:30 a.m. Friday after seeing a truck that had not moved since the previous day and a man laying nearby.

Rathbun Lake and much of the surrounding land is under the supervision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Phil Brown, Rathbun Lake corp manager, said they "did have a report of a situation" and confirmed staff did contact law enforcement for assistance with a site on the shoreline near a campground.

 

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