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Body found near Lake Overholser bridge; third since February

March 5, 2019

BETHANY, Okla. (AP) — Police are investigating after a body was found at a central Oklahoma lake, making it the third body found near or in the lake in just over a week.

Authorities responded Tuesday to Lake Overholser, on the border of Oklahoma City and Bethany.

Oklahoma City police Capt. Bo Matthews says a horseback rider discovered the body under a bridge.

Matthews says the body was found in the Bethany Police Department’s jurisdiction, so that agency will lead this investigation.

A voice message left with Bethany police was not immediately returned, and no further information was immediately available.

A woman walking along the lake Saturday found a body that had washed ashore . The body of a teen was discovered in the lake Feb. 24.

Police haven’t said if the bodies are connected.

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