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Body of 71-year-old woman discovered in Green Lake

Police are still investigating how the body ended up in the water Sunday morning.

SEATTLE — Police are investigating after a body was found in Green Lake on Sunday morning.

The King County Medical Examiner's Office identified the body Monday as that of Kathleen Fletcher, 71. The cause of death was asphyxia due to drowning. The manner of death was undetermined. 

Police told KING 5 they received a call of a body floating near the southeast corner of Green Lake just before 10 a.m. Sunday.  When police responded, they found the woman floating in Green Lake. Crews then recovered the body and provided it to the medical examiner.

KING 5 spoke with one woman walking around Green Lake at the time when police arrived. Like many other visitors, she was surprised to see a large police presence and several investigators at one of her favorite lakes.

“I think it’s unusual and I think there’s a lot of people that are wondering, you know it’s unfortunate of course,” said Cheryl Kramer.

Police are still investigating how she got into the water.

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