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Coroner’s office working to ID body found in Tipsaw Lake

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PERRY COUNTY – The identity of a woman in Tipsaw Lake Saturday could be released as early as today. County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said he is hoping to match dental records to make a positive identity. An autopsy was conducted Sunday and Baumeister said the female was likely in her 50s. Authorities have a strong lead on the person’s identity.

A canoeist called police Saturday afternoon after spotting what appeared to be a body in the water. Conservation officer, state police and sheriff’s deputies worked together to recover the body.