Body of missing Othello man found in Grant County lake after 7-week search

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities have identified a body found this week in a south Grant County lake as missing Othello resident Arthur Valentino Madrigal.

Madrigal was reported missing August 3 from the Heart Lake area, according to a news release from the Grant County sheriff's office.

After a seven-week search, Madrigal's body was found Wednesday, about a mile away from the area where he was reported missing, in Canal Lake, the release said. 

Deputies say Madrigal's family has been notified. The investigation is ongoing and detectives are waiting on the results of an autopsy, the release said. 

Canal Lake is part a large cluster of lakes known as the Seep Lakes Area, located in southeast Grant County.

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