Body found near Hope, Idaho

MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2009, 1:22 P.M.

The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office has identified a body found floating in Lake Pend Oreille near Hope, Idaho, as a woman from Troy, Mont.

The sheriff’s office received a 911 call about 12:47 p.m. Thursday reporting a body in the water near Kramer’s Marina in Hope. An autopsy performed Friday showed Joan Lyons of Troy drowned, Lt. Doug Harris said in a news release issued Monday.

There were no signs of foul play or traumatic injuries to Lyons’ body, Harris said. Toxicology samples have been submitted to a laboratory for examination but results will not come back for several weeks, he said.

Lyons, 59, lived on a sailboat at Kramer’s Marina during the week while working in the Sandpoint area, the release said.

Harris said the investigation revealed that Lyons had been in the water since Wednesday night.


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