Victim at Lake Ponca Identified – No Sign of Foul Play

Mike Seals - August 1, 2020 10:27 am

The Ponca City Police Department issued the following update and statement:

“On 08/01/20 at approximately 9:25 a.m., the Ponca City Police Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call stating there was a body in the water on the east lake of Lake Ponca.”

“Officer’s and Investigators responded to the area near the Lake Ponca Camp grounds and confirmed a male was deceased in the water approximately six feet from the embankment.”

“The Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office was notified and they responded to take possession of the body, identified as 42 year old Michael Ray Newsom. The initial investigation does not show any signs of foul play involved in the death of Newsom.”

“This is an ongoing investigation.”



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