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[Original Publish Date: 09/10/20]
EUSTIS, Florida — Eustis Police Department is investigating after a body was found Thursday afternoon in Lake Eustis.
The body, a white male, was found directly in front of the Eustis Community Center and was spotted by a passerby utilizing the Eustis Lake Walk, shortly before 4:30 p.m., EPD Cpl. Lauren Brown told Lake Legal News on scene.
“The complainant was on the lake walk and saw the subject in the water and called 911,” Brown said.
Police had to wait several hours for the medical examiner to come to the scene and remove the body from the water and LLN was on scene as the M.E. arrived. Police have identified the man but did release his name at press time. The case remains under investigation.
This is the second body found in Lake Eustis just this year. In February, during the city’s annual Georgefest the body of Maurice Akeem-Vonche McCook, 31, was found by a passerby near Ferran Park. He accidentally drowned.
[ Read about the Lake Eustis drowning here: https://www.lakelegalnews.com/article/body-discovered-in-lake-eustis-during-georgefest-identified-as-man-arrested-for-throwing-cheetos-at-city-manager/ ]
Our Editor-in-Chief, Marilyn M. Aciego, began writing for Lake Legal News in 2010. Born and raised in Lake County, she is a graduate of Umatilla High School and Lake-Sumter State College. She started her journalism career at LSSC, where she was editor of both student publications, The Angler and The Odyssey. Her professional career began at the Daily Commercial in 2004 where she covered cops and courts the majority of her time there until she left in 2009. Currently, along with being Editor-in-Chief of Lake Legal News, she is the Florida bureau chief for an international media organization. She has made more than two dozen appearances on live national television, including Nancy Grace and the Greta Van Susteren show, along with her appearance on Evil Twins. Contact her with breaking news, tips, and feedback by sending an e-mail to 352Tips@gmail.com. You can also contact us on our Facebook page — and make sure you “Like” and “Follow us” there. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bonnie Whicher]