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UPDATE: Body found in Warner Park lagoon


UPDATE (WKOW) -- An autopsy is underway in a Madison death investigation. Police pulled a body from the lagoon at Warner Park Friday afternoon.

All law enforcement agencies have been cleared of the scene. Police have tentatively identified the body as a Madison man in his 50s.

Authorities say a child, fishing in the lagoon, spotted the body while with a school group. The Wisconsin State Journal reports it was a small group of 8th grade students from Sherman Middle School.

Warner Park regular John Zaring says he was eating lunch with his family when he saw all the commotion. "Turn around and I seen a bunch of school kids come up. Well, they were playing for about a good half hour or so, and then I see a teacher push them off across the bridge over here," he tells 27 News.

Madison Police say it looks like the body was in the water for about a day but they have no reason to suspect foul play at this point. The Dane County Medical Examiner's office says it'll be Saturday afternoon at the earliest, until they release the man's name.

Stay with 27 News and for the latest on this developing story.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- Madison police now say the body found in the lagoon at Warner Park has been identified as a Madison man in his 50's.

The man's name has not been released.

Department spokesman Joel DeSpain says an autopsy will be conducted to determine the man's cause of death.

27 News' Danielle Lama is at the scene. She'll have the latest on the investigation tonight on 27 News at 6.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- 27 News reporter Danielle Lama is at Warner Park, where a body was found in the lagoon Friday afternoon.

As of 3:15pm, she says the body was still in the lagoon as Madison police wait for the medical examiner to arrive to help determine if this is a suspicious death.

Madison police say a child, fishing in the lagoon, noticed the body floating in the water about eight feet offshore, near the shelter house next to the lagoon.

Police say they believe it's the body of an adult male, fully clothed.


UPDATE (WKOW) --- Officials are now calling this a death investigation.  The body found is still in the lagoon as they investigate the surroundings.

Madison Police tell 27 News it appears to be the body of a white male in his 30's.

We are on the scene and will bring you more information as we find out details.



UPDATE (WKOW) ---Madison Fire officials have recovered a body from the lagoon at Warner Park.

Crews on scene are waiting for the medical examiner to arrive.

We will have more from the scene here on


MADISON (WKOW) --- Dane County Communications tells 27 News they are responding to a possible drowning at Warner Park.

A caller reports a body in the lagoon there by the shelter area.

We have a crew on the way to the scene now and will keep you updated here on

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