Body identified as Peterson’s

By The Mercury

A body discovered at Tuttle Creek Lake on Friday has been identified as a St. George woman who disappeared in January.

The body of Jane Peterson, 56, was located in the water near the shore in the Tuttle Cove area of the lake around 3:13 p.m.

Authorities do not suspect foul play in Peterson’s death.

A pathologist identified the cause as drowning and hypothermia, according to a press release from Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat.

Peterson was reported missing by her family on Jan. 19 and her vehicle was found in the Tuttle Cove area the next day.

Riley and Pottawatomie County emergency service responders, as well as personnel from Fort Riley, searched several times for Peterson the first week of her disappearance — along with hundreds of volunteers.

Peterson was listed as a senior administrative assistant in the physics department at K-State.

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