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Authorities ID body found in Cowley County pond

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The body of a 32-year-old Cowley County man who had been missing since Jan. 18 was found last week in a Cowley County pond.

Following an autopsy, authorities have identified the man as Cole E. Hartung.

A news release issued Sunday by the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office said Hartung died as a result of drowning.

“At this time there are no indications of foul play and the case is still under investigation,” the release said.

The owner of a piece of property in the northern part of the county found a person dead in the pond at about 1:50 p.m. Thursday, Cowley County Sheriff David Falletti said in a news release. The sheriff’s office and the Winfield Fire Department recovered the body from the water.

Beccy Tanner: 316-268-6336, @beccytanner

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