Police identify body found near lakePublished 11:42am Thursday, August 29, 2013
FREEBORN — The body found in Freeborn Lake on Tuesday has been identified as Charlotte Elaine Holland.
Holland, 64, was a Hartland resident. Her official cause of death is drowning, according to Freeborn County Sheriff Bob Kindler. A state medical examiner announced the cause of death Wednesday afternoon.
Holland was found in the water along the shoreline of Freeborn Lake around 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Authorities were alerted to a deserted car, an early 1980s model Chevy Caprice, at Arrowhead Point County Park near the city of Freeborn around 8:20 p.m. Monday. Deputies did not find anyone near the car and made contact with her husband, Roger Holland, 66, in Hartland. He told police he hadn’t seen his wife but didn’t call authorities because she could have left the night before or sometime before he woke up on Tuesday, which was not unusual for her.
The investigator called the Freeborn Fire Department and Austin Police Department’s K-9 unit for help.
At about 1 a.m. Tuesday, authorities found the woman’s body in the water along the lake and near the car. Authorities said there were no obvious signs of foul play.
Kindler said they will wrap up the investigation now that they have determined a cause of death.