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Troy woman's body found in Lake Pend Oreille

by Western News
| October 29, 2009 12:00 AM

The body of a drowned woman discovered Thursday afternoon in Lake Pend Oreille near Hope, Idaho, was identified Monday as Joan Lyons of Troy, according to a Bonner County Sheriff’s Office release by Lt. Doug Harris.

Lyons, 59, is believed to have drowned Wednesday night, but was not discovered until Thursday afternoon. The sheriff’s office received a 911 call at 12:47 p.m. reporting a body floating in the water in one of the boat slips at Kramer’s Marina.

The preliminary results of an autopsy performed Friday revealed no signs of foul play or traumatic injuries to Lyons’ body, according to Harris, and that the woman’s cause of death was drowning.

Toxicology samples have been submitted to a laboratory for examination but results will not come back for several weeks, he said.

Lyons lived on a sailboat at Kramer’s Marina during the week while working in the Sandpoint, Idaho area, Harris said.