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Dead woman found in car in lake near Severance

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — The body of a 24-year-old woman was found inside a vehicle that was in a lake on Saturday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The vehicle was seen in Woods Lake east of Severance in Weld County about 6:20 a.m.

The 2002 Toyota sedan had possibly been in the water for up to six hours overnight, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The body of the woman, who was from Pierce, was recovered. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not released.

Troopers were investigating how the vehicle got into the lake.