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Two bodies recovered from Whitewater Lake

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FRANK J. SCHULTZ
October 3, 2010
— Fishermen found two bodies in Whitewater Lake on Saturday, the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Sgt. Robert Hall of the sheriff’s office described the bodies as an older man and woman, possibly married.


“Right now, we have an idea who we think the individuals are, but we are still working on a positive identification and notification of family members,” Hall said around 7:20 p.m. Saturday.


The lake has many summer homes but is sparsely populated at this time of year, Hall said.


The bodies showed no apparent cause of death, Hall said. They were taken to Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, where autopsies will be conducted over the next few days under the supervision of the county coroner, Hall said.


Deputies were dispatched to the lake at 3:42 p.m.


Hall said it is impossible to say what might have caused the deaths or whether foul play was involved.


“At this time, everything is under investigation. … Detectives are still going over the area,” Hall said.


The bodies were found in the southern portion of lake, near JNT’s Marina on Chapel Drive in Whitewater Township, Hall said.


It was hard to say how long the bodies had been in the water, he said.



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