Authorities say drowning in Mississippi lake was accidental

Authorities say a man whose badly decomposed body was found Friday in a lake in northwest Mississippi drowned by accident.

Posted: Jul 3, 2018 9:14 AM

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a man whose badly decomposed body was found Friday in a lake in northwest Mississippi drowned by accident.

Officials told local news outlets Monday that the dead man was John Frank Noto, a 67-year-old Olive Branch resident.

The body was removed Friday morning from a lake in a suburban subdivision just south of Memphis, Tennessee. At the time, authorities did not identify it, sending it to the state Crime Lab in Pearl for identification and a cause of death.

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