Body Found in Tuttle Creek Lake

The Riley County Police Department received a call shortly after 3 p.m. Friday afternoon from an individual reporting that they had discovered a body in Tuttle Cove on Tuttle Creek Lake.

RCPD, along with the Riley County Emergency Management, Riley County EMS, Tuttle Creek Corps of Engineers and the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office were on scene and retrieved the body from the water. A coroner was then summoned and confirmed that the body was deceased.

Much of the lake is frozen, however the body was located in an area of thawed water that extended a short distance from the shore. The deceased individual was taken to the Kansas City area for an autopsy by a Forensic Pathologist. The identity of the deceased individual is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.