Woman's body recovered from Lake of the Ozarks

Thursday, September 24, 2009 | 9:03 a.m. CDT; updated 2:11 p.m. CDT, Thursday, September 24, 2009

SUNRISE BEACH — The body of a 61-year-old Sunrise Beach woman has been recovered from the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Missouri State Water Patrol says Claudia Benton was reported missing Wednesday after her husband came home and found her belongings on the deck near the lake's 14-mile marker.

The patrol said divers found Benton's body in about 13-feet of water later Wednesday afternoon.

An autopsy was planned to determine the cause of death.

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