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Body found in a vehicle located in Lake Winnebago

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Posted at 10:06 AM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 16:38:07-04

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Oshkosh police say a body has been recovered from a vehicle submerged in Lake Winnebago.

Police say they were notified Monday that there was damage to the railing at the Bowen Street fishing dock, indicating a vehicle may have plunged into the lake. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department divers were called, did a search with sonar and found the vehicle and the body.

In an updated news release sent Tuesday afternoon, Oshkosh Police say the body was a 23-year-old man from Manitowoc. Police say Manitowoc officers did a welfare check on the man on Monday. The vehicle he was found in is a Red Volkswagen Golf.

An autopsy is being performed today by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office and the investigation is still on going.

If anybody has any information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Oshkosh Police Department at 920-236-5700, to speak further with Detective Krueger.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.