Body of Missing Woman Found in Lake Belton
Bell County sheriff's deputies have released the identity of a woman whose remains were recovered from Lake Belton Monday after she went missing Saturday night.
The body of 40-year-old Amanda Rogers of Little River-Academy was found around 12:45 p.m. by a Texas Parks & Wildlife Department dive team, our news partner KWTX-TV reported Monday. The divers found her in a 39-foot-deep patch of water between Lawson's Point and Pier 36 Marina. Her remains will undergo an autopsy.
Rogers was reportedly boating with three friends Saturday evening when she jumped into the water near Lawson's Point, at which point her friends lost sight of her. Witnesses believed she may have made it to shore, but contacted authorities around 11:10 p.m. when they found no sign of her.
Rogers was not wearing a life vest when she jumped from the boat. Authorities want to remind everyone to wear a safety vest at all times while boating and to keep a close eye on passengers who jump from or otherwise leave the boat when it's not ashore.