Unidentified body found in Lake Auburn

Police tape ropes off the Lake Auburn boat launch on Route 4 on Thursday morning after a body was found floating in the water on the north shore of the lake.
Christopher Williams | Sun Journal
Police tape ropes off the Lake Auburn boat launch on Route 4 on Thursday morning after a body was found floating in the water on the north shore of the lake.
Posted Oct. 04, 2012, at 11:55 a.m.

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AUBURN, Maine — An unidentified body was found floating in Lake Auburn on Thursday morning and local and state police are now organizing a recovery effort.

They have no description of the body, including gender or age.

According to Auburn Deputy Chief Jason Moen, public water department workers found a body floating in the water on the north shore of the lake. The body was found far from the water department intakes, so there are no public drinking water quality issues.

Police are looking into any missing persons reports or reports of water vessels that may have capsized, according to Moen.

The Warden Service, State Police and the Auburn Fire Department are assisting police with the recovery effort. According to Moen, the body will be brought to the Lake Auburn Boat Launch on Route 4.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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