Police Believe They Know Identity of Lake Powell Body

Police Believe They Know Identity of Lake Powell Body

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Investigators believe they know the identity of the body recovered from Lake Powell last week.

Deputies say the remains are most likely those of Lim Soon Nyeo, who was reported missing 25-years ago.

The state medical examiner is still trying to make a positive identification. However, Kane County Sheriff Lamont Smith said there's "pretty good evidence" the remains are Nyeo's.

Smith said the evidence includes a long-sleeve red shirt recovered with the bones. He said Nyeo was reported to be wearing such a shirt. Searchers also recovered keys and a watch.

Last week, boaters found the skeletal remains at Castle Rock, on the north side of Wahweap Bay.

Smith said in August of 1980, Nyeo was reportedly driving a boat, when he took a sharp turn and was thrown into the water. He was never seen again.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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