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Kenosha Police: Woman's body pulled from Pike Creek area

Updated: 2:28 p.m. on May 29, 2018

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police have now identified the woman found in Lake Michigan Monday as 28-year-old Monique E. Harmon – Richards.

Her cause of death has not yet been released. 

Stay with CBS 58 for updates in this developing story. 

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Updated: 5:31 p.m. on May 28, 2018

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police pulled a woman's body from the water in Pennoyer Park in Kenosha Monday morning. 

Signs in the area warn against swimming because the area is where the Pike River meets Lake Michigan, creating a dangerous current. It's the same area where the woman's body was found.

Just after 9:00 a.m., police closed off part of Pennoyer Park after a woman's body was pulled from the water. 

"We was in the parking lot and a police officer asked us to leave," said Gary Rhey. 

Rhey has lived in Kenosha nearly 70 years, saying he even learned to swim at Pennoyer Park. That's why he says he knows just how dangerous the water in the area can be. 

"There's a current there and you can get dragged out," Rhey said. 

The current is created when the Pike River meets Lake Michigan and people who know the area say it's no match for even the strongest swimmer. 

"The water from the river goes underneath the lake water and it pulls you down underneath. And it'll pull you down in between the two layers of the current and you can't get out," said Kenosha resident Tim Remus. 

Remus says, unfortunately, deaths in that specific area of the lake are not surprising. 

"There's usually probably one a year," Remus told CBS 58. 

Police say the woman found Monday is between 25 and 30 years old. They're still investigating how she ended up in the water. 

"It's sad," Rhey said. "It's not good."

Kenosha Police tell CBS 58 they are still confirming the woman's identity and are not releasing her name at this time. 

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Posted: 10:57 a.m. on May 28, 2018

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Kenosha Police Department confirms that a body was pulled from Lake Michigan.

It happened shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday.

Police were called out to the Pike Creek area, just north of Pennoyer Park for a report of an unresponsive female in the water.


The woman is being described as 25 to 30 years of age. Her identity is not being released at this time.

The Kenosha Police Detective Bureau is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this death. 

CBS 58 News has a crew on scene and will bring you updates as they become available.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story.  


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