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Body found in pond west of Menan Buttes identified

UPDATE:

The victim has been identified as Blake Mitchell Landon.

“Blake Landon was age 29, and a resident of Roberts Idaho,” said Sheriff Steve Anderson in a press release. “Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office preliminary investigation reveals that Landon died of accidental drowning.”

Original Story:

According to a press release by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at around 11 a.m. Jefferson County dispatch received a call about a suspected body floating in a pond in the wildlife management area of the Menan Buttes.

The two individuals who made the report were horseback riding in the area when they made the call.

The body was floating in approximately 6 feet of water when Detectives arrived they called divers on scene who then retrieved the body.

The deceased is a Caucasian male believed to be in his late twenties. The victim has not been identified but Jefferson County Detectives are working quickly to identify the individual and locate the next of kin.

The Jefferson County Sheriffs Office suspects no foul play at the moment and the next of kin has been notified.

*Image Courtesy of eastidahonews.com

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