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Woman found dead half a mile from shore on Lake Erie near Edgewater Park

Woman found on lake erie ice
Posted at 5:29 PM, Feb 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-12 16:40:11-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating the death of a 53-year-old woman who was found on ice about half a mile from shore on Lake Erie Tuesday afternoon.

Cleveland police responded to Edgewater Park around 3 p.m. to assist Cleveland Metroparks police and the U.S. Coast Guard.

A man wandering around the ice found the woman face down and then notified police.

He was ordered to come back to land and then placed in the back of a cruiser while authorities went out on the ice to retrieve the woman's body.

The woman was later identified as Sunny Kruzel by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office. A cause of death has not been determined and is still being investigated.

Cleveland police homicide detectives are heading up the ongoing investigation.

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