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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Body found in river: Police probe suspicious death

  • The body of a woman believed to be in her mid-20s was found on a sandbar in the North Canadian River Friday evening and police are now investigating the case as a suspicious death.
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  • The body of a woman believed to be in her mid-20s was found on a sandbar in the North Canadian River Friday evening and police are now investigating the case as a suspicious death.
    Shawnee Police Detective Charles Swantek said cause and manner of the woman’s death will be determined by the state medical examiner’s office.
    Swantek said they received a report about a missing woman who didn’t return home Friday. Swantek said that woman’s father told officers she had gone to the river with some friends on Tuesday, with other reports indicating she was last seen along the river bank a little ways from a campsite.
    Swantek said he, along with Detective Jason Crouch, Cpl. James Wood and Officer Robert Barton went to the North Canadian River late Friday afternoon where they walked the riverbank as part of the investigation.
    That’s when he said they found the partially submerged decomposing female body.
    Police said they were appreciative to members of the Shawnee Fire Department and its boat, which was helpful in recovering the body from the river.
    And while Swantek said several factors in this investigation point to this being the same woman from missing persons case, a positive identification of the body hasn’t yet been made.
    Detectives also were busy late Friday night interviewing those who last saw the missing woman.
    The case remains under investigation.
    Watch for updates.

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