Body Found In Cayuga Lake

By Bryan Mercer

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March 22, 2012 Updated Mar 22, 2012 at 6:59 PM EDT

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A body is pulled from Cayuga Lake in Tompkins County, and local police say they are investigating the death as a suspicicious one.

The discovery was made this morning by a group of Cornell University crew team members during practice.

Ithaca Firefighters responded to the inlet to remove the body of a deceased male.

That male was identified by Ithaca city Police as Brian Washington, 25, of Ithaca, who was reported missing on January 30, 2012.

The cause of death is unknown as this time.

Police say the cause is being investigated as a suspicious death, pending the results of an autopsy.

State Park Police and Bangs Ambulance also assisted with removing the body from the Cayuga Inlet.