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Officials investigate death of woman found in water at Portage Lakes

BGNN staff

 A passerby noticed a body floating in the water in North Reservoir at Portage Lakes near the 900 block of Portage Lakes Drive shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday, July 27, according to a news release from the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.

911 was called and the Coventry Fire Department responded to the scene and recovered the deceased from the water.

The woman was identified as Catherine Altizer, 49, and she was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:44 a.m., the news release states.

The medical examiner’s office and the Summit County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the death. The cause and manner of death are pending at this time.  Further toxicology testing is pending. There was no trauma noted, the release states.

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