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Foul play not suspected in drownings of teens

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Associated Press and Gazette staff
June 9, 2012

Authorities believe two teenage girls who disappeared near a Dane County lake accidentally drowned.


Sheriff’s spokeswoman Elise Schaffer said there are no indications of foul play in the deaths of Emma Mauer of Stoughton and Sydnie Kwiatkowski of Footville.


Kwiatkowski was a student at Stoughton High School and was enrolled there for next year, according to the school.


Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Elise Schaffer said the teen had just recently moved to Footville from Stoughton.


Deputies recovered the bodies of the 16-year-old girls from Lake Kegonsa on Friday. One girl’s body was found in the water shortly before noon, and the second girl’s body was found about four hours later.


Their bodies were found near where the girls’ personal items were left on shore Thursday afternoon.


Sheriff Dave Mahoney says the two were last seen swimming in Lake Kegonsa in LaFollette County Park about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Their friends left the area for a time and said the girls were gone when they returned.



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