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Johnson County authorities investigate after body found in Shawnee Mission Lake

The Johnson County sheriff’s office and the Johnson County Park Police were called about a dead body found Saturday in Shawnee Mission Lake. An investigation is underway.
The Johnson County sheriff’s office and the Johnson County Park Police were called about a dead body found Saturday in Shawnee Mission Lake. An investigation is underway.

The Johnson County sheriff’s office and the Johnson County Park Police were investigating after a body was found Saturday in Shawnee Mission Lake.

According to Johnson County officials, park police were called to the 18600 block West 79th Street in Shawnee about 1:30 p.m. after kayakers discovered a dead body.

Authorities recovered the body on the south side of the lake. No identification has been made, police said, and the gender of the victim had not yet been confirmed Saturday night.

No other details were available.

Steve Vockrodt: 816-234-4277, @st_vockrodt

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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