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Body of missing Lorain County man last seen Feb. 1 found in Lake Erie; No sign of missing friend

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Mar 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-28 23:29:17-04

LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio — The body of Nathan Orona, who has been missing along with his friend Alaina Camacho for nearly two months, has been found in Lake Erie, according to the Lorain County Sheriff's Office.

On Sunday around 11:06 a.m., deputies received a call from a fisherman who was fishing off a pier east of the Hot Waters boat launch when he observed what appeared to be a body floating in the lake.

Deputies, assisted by the United States Coast Guard, removed the body from the water and confirmed it to be Orona.

Orona, 20, and Camacho, 18, were last seen on Feb. 1 in Lorain County.

Camacho's sister said she texted her roommate on Cleveland's East Side around midnight Feb. 1 and said she was heading home, but she never made it.

Instead, Sara Camacho said video showed her sister picking up Orona from the Sheffield Estates Apartments near Lorain around 1:40 a.m.

Family members said it was the last anyone saw or heard from the pair.

A month after the two went missing, detectives said there had been no activity on either Orona or Camacho's cell phones.

The vehicle the two were last seen in, a gold 2004 Honda Accord with a missing front bumper, has not been found or spotted.

Over the past several weeks, family, friends and the community have conducted multiple searches for the pair.

While authorities have found Orona’s body, Camacho and the Honda Accord have not been located.

A search of the area waters was suspended Sunday due to weather but deputies say it will resume once conditions are more favorable.

Authorities said it is too early to tell the cause and manner of death and that an autopsy will be conducted to learn more.

Anyone with information regarding the incident, which remains under investigation, is asked to call police.

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