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Madison County teen found dead in lake

9:37 AM, Apr 14, 2012   |    comments
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Worden, IL (KSDK) - A Madison County teen was found dead in a lake Friday night, less than a day after being reported missing.

The Madison County Sheriff's Department says 19-year-old Samuel Bequette was reported missing from his Worden, Illinois home yesterday.

Authorities say his family told them he was last seen late Thursday night.  Then yesterday, a family member reported finding his abandoned bicycle near a lake.  Deputies, firefighters, and police all responded to search for the teen.  His body was recovered around 9:30 p.m. Friday in the lake near where his bike was found.  Divers and search dogs also assisted with the search.

Police say they don't think foul play was involved in the teen's death at this time.  An official cause of death will be released after an autopsy is complete.

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