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DATE/TIME: Monday, March 7th, 2005 / 04:30 PM
SUBJECT:UPDATE - VALE PARK BODY

The autopsy conducted today on 20-year-old Latisha Dobbs – whose body was found by her boyfriend at about 12:30 Sunday afternoon in Vale Park – has determined that her death was caused by accidental drowning.

Ms. Dobbs was found in shallow water under a bridge that splits the park’s pond. She was reported missing by her family on Saturday afternoon after last having contact with them on Friday.

Ms. Dobbs had some medical conditions that may have contributed to her death. The results of toxicology tests that were conducted may not be known for several weeks. Detectives do not believe she took her own life.