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After an autopsy, Olive Branch authorities identified the body found in the Magnolia Lakes subdivision as John Frank Noto, 67, of Olive Branch.

The cause of death has been ruled an accidental drowning and no foul play is suspected.


OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — The badly decomposed body of a man was found Friday morning in a subdivision lake in Olive Branch.

The Olive Branch Police Department was called about 10 a.m. to the 5800 block of Lancaster in the Magnolia Lakes Subdivision, where they recovered a body near the shore. Police say it appears that the body had been there for a while.

The body was recovered and taken to the Mississippi Crime Lab for autopsy to determine the cause of death and provide identification.