Authorities ID man found dead in Metro East lake - KMOV.com

Authorities ID man found dead in Metro East lake

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Authorities have identified a man found dead in a Madison County lake as a 46-year-old Swansea man.

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The Madison County coroner's office said the body of Willie C. Batee Jr. was found around 7:50 p.m. Saturday in Holiday Lake.

Batee's family said he become distressed and went under water around 6 p.m.

The coroner's office said an autopsy and routine toxicological tests were scheduled.

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