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Body of second person found at Oklahoma lake identified

Posted: 12:09 PM, Mar 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-06 22:12:40Z
Lake Overholser

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Latest on the discovery of three bodies around an Oklahoma City-area lake. (all times local):

4 p.m.

Authorities have identified the second of three bodies that have been discovered around an Oklahoma City-area lake in less than two weeks.

Bethany Police Department Lt. Angelo Orefice said Wednesday a body that was pulled from Lake Overholser on March 2 has been identified as that of 19-year-old Jordan Vladimir Chaj Gonzales.

Authorities have previously identified a body that was pulled from the lake on Feb. 23 as that of 18-year-old Kelvin Perez-Lopez. Orefice says Gonzales and Perez-Lopez knew each other and that they were reported missing at the same time.

The third body was discovered Tuesday in a wooded area near the lake, which lies on the border of Oklahoma City and Bethany. Police say they are working to identify the man, who was in his 50s or 60s.

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11:36 a.m.

Authorities are searching for connections between three people whose bodies have been discovered in or near an Oklahoma City-area lake in less than two weeks.

The body of 18-year-old Kelvin Perez-Lopez was pulled from Lake Overholser on Feb. 23. On March 2, the unidentified body of a teen or young adult was discovered in water along the lake's southern edge

The third body was discovered Tuesday in a wooded area near the lake, which lies on the border of Oklahoma City and Bethany. Bethany police say they are working to identify the man, who they say appeared to be in his 50s or 60s.

Bethany Deputy Chief of Police John Reid said Wednesday that there is no evidence the body is related to the other two discoveries.

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