Body found in St. Peters subdivision pond

ST. PETERS, Mo. – The Major Case Squad has been deactivated after a body found in a St. Peters subdivision's retention pond was determined to be a drowning.

Police say the body was found around 6:30 a.m. by a resident who spotted the body while walking his dog.

Authorities have identified the man as 29-year-old Clarence Cole of the subdivision.

NewsChannel 5's Mike Rush spoke with a woman who said the person who found the body is too distraught to talk about it.

Neighbors are now speculating about how the person ended up in the pond.

"I don't know if it was a homicide or it was just a slip and fall and you're unconscious and you're in a lake or if he got into some bad stuff with some people. I don't know," said Jesse Bader.

The St. Charles County Medical Examiner's Officer performed an autopsy where preliminary reports show the man drowned. No trauma or foul play is suspected.


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