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Leon County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday April 19th, 2011 :: 11:40 a.m. EDT


LCSO Recovers Body from Lake Talquin (04/18/2011)

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on April 17, 2011 the Leon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Jack Vause Landing, near the Fort Braden community, in reference to a death investigation. Deputies, detectives and dive team personnel responded and recovered the body of a white male approximately 500 yards west of the landing.

At this stage of the investigation there are no obvious signs of trauma or foul play; however the body’s presence in the water has made attempts to identify the victim initially difficult. Detectives are working with pathologists from the Medical Examiner’s Office ttempting to positively identify the victim in this case.

An autopsy was performed today and the preliminary results indicate that the victim died in an apparent drowning.

This investigation is continuing and additional details are forthcoming.

Leon County Sheriff's Office
2825 Municipal Way
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 850-922-3300

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