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Body Count Continues To Rise in Area Lakes

Spring officially arrived in the Finger Lakes just 4 weeks ago. This year the new season brought unseasonably warm weather and ample sunshine. In contrast to the gorgeous scenery and activity our lakes provide this time of year, however, is the rising number of bodies that have been pulled from their waters recently.Back on March 24th, police in Syracuse retrieved the body of a retired firefighter from Onondaga Lake. The victim had been missing since January 2nd of this year.On April 7th the body we now know to be that of a Cornell student who took his own life, was found by a fisherman in the water at the southern end of Cayuga Lake.On the same day, a human foot was discovered near the Geneva Chamber of Commerce office at the north end of Seneca Lake. That foot is now believed to be related to a body found in Seneca Lake near Torrey, Yates County on April 8th.Just 2 days later on April 10th, an Auburn woman was found submerged in her car in Skaneateles Lake near Skaneateles Marina.The next day, to the west in Livingston County, a Rochester man’s body was retrieved from Hemlock Lake by search crews.Less than a week later, on April 16th, two men were reported missing in Canandaigua Lake. Then on Saturday, April 17th, the body of one of the missing men, 19-year-old FLCC student Floyd “Zack” Frey was found. The search would continue for the second missing man..Then, on Monday afternoon, April 19th, an adult woman’s body was found washed up on the shore of Lake Ontario in Sodus bringing the total body count to an astonishing seven in less than a month.On Tuesday morning, shortly after 9:00 am, it was reported that the body of the second missing man on Canandaigua Lake, Randall Lis, Age 20 of Victor, NY was recovered about 150 feet from shore. The discovery and recovery of Lis, would bring the total number of bodies recovered from area lakes since March 24th to eight.

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