Ottawa woman found dead in Pomona Lake Sunday

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has reported that an Ottawa woman was found dead in Pomona Lake on Sunday.

In a press release issued today, Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn said that Cynthia Steward, 44, of Ottawa, was found in the lake after emergency personnel responded to a report of body near the boat ramp at 110-Mile Park around 3:25 p.m. Sunday.

The sheriff reported that after further investigation and after a report of missing kayaker, it was determined the victim was Steward. The release said Steward had gone kayaking around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and her family notified the sheriff’s office she was missing about 5:15 p.m. Sunday.

An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of Steward’s death.

“The autopsy will help determine whether Mrs. Steward had drowned or possibly died of hypothermia,” Dunn said in the release.

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