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Police identify person pulled from Hawk Island Park lake

Posted at 11:24 AM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 11:24:32-04

LANSING, Mich. — Lansing Police have identified the person who was pulled from the lake at Hawk Island Park Sunday afternoon.

Police have identified the woman as Taelyr Marie Padgett, 27, of Lansing.

Police said officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of East Cavanaugh, Hawk Island Park, to check on a subject in the water not moving.

Once police arrived to the scene, officers located what appeared to be a female in the water who was unresponsive, according to police.

Police said the Lansing Fire Department and Lansing Police Officers pulled Padgett out of the water and she was transported to a local hospital.

Police said Padgett was later pronounced dead.

Police said an autopsy is expected to be done in the near future.

Police are still investigating the incident and working to figure out what led Padgett to the lake at Hawk Island Park.

If you have any information about what may have happened, you are asked to call the police at the following numbers:
Lansing Police Department: 517-483-4600
Detective Mike Looney: 517-483-6869
Crime Stoppers: 517-483-7867

You can also private message the Lansing Police Department on their Facebook page.

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