State Police are now asking for the public's help, as they investigate the death of a teen who was staying at a popular Lake Ontario RV Park.
The body of 17 year old Anna Shove, from Lanson Road in Ontario (Northeast Wayne County) was found floating in the lake by campers from Brennan's Beach. She was last seen about noon on Sunday, and was found just after 4pm.
Lt. Kris Sisbower, with the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) working out of the Pulaski substation, says that at this point it's being considered "a drowning, at this point an unfortunate tragedy," but they are trying to pinpoint her activity as they look into the circumstances.
"If anyone had contact with her from as early as Friday evening through yesterday afternooon, that they contact us," says Lt. Sisbower, "we're just trying to re-trace her steps, but we wanna make sure her family is afforded the peace that they need."
Investigators say the teen was striking: 'She was a young blonde woman who was 17 years old, wearing a pink and white striped bikini, possibly at some point with a yellow coverup and flip flops," says Sisbower.
Anyone with information, or anyone who may have seen Anna Shove is asked to call State Police Pulaski at 315-298-1470, or State Police Oneida at 315-366-6000.
A spokesperson for Brennan Beach, which bills itself as the largets RV park in the northeast, says the beach where the teen was brought ashore has been reopened. As we were doing the story on Monday afternoon, we saw several Trooper vehicles coming out of the private facility, but State Police say they are trying to respect the vacationing campers as they continue their investigation.
"We're basically concentrating on were we've known her to be," says Lt. Sisbower. "It's a very large campgrounds, there's a large number of campers, but we do want to make sure her family is afforded the peace that they need."
An autopsy is being performed by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's office in Syracuse, with hopes that it will provide clues to how a teen, who was no stranger to the camping facility she was staying in, ended up in Lake Ontario.