Autopsy set after woman's body found in SC lake


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An autopsy is planned for a woman whose body was found inside a car that was submerged in Lake Wateree.

Fairfield County Chief Deputy Keith Lewis says 79-year-old Inge Conrad's body was inside the car when they pulled it out of the water late Friday.

The search for Conrad began Friday morning after the son who lives with her and his siblings reported her missing. Conrad was last seen when she left another son's home in Kershaw County Thursday.

Lewis says evidence shows a car ran off the driveway of Conrad's home and into the lake. He says divers searched the lake, which is about 15 feet deep.

The cause of the accident isn't known, but Conrad's children told authorities that she had recently suffered a seizure.

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