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Crews find body of missing Pittsburg man

Published on -11/27/2012, 8:18 AM

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PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) -- Diving crews recovered the body of a southeast Kansas man in an old strip mining pit in a Pittsburg park.

Police Lt. Cris Hatcher says the body of 22-year-old Mateo V. Lorenzo of Pittsburg was recovered Monday in a mining pit at Wilderness Park.

A witness called police Saturday to say man had fallen into the pit. Crews from Pittsburg, Frontenac and Newton County searched the strip pits most of Sunday. The searchers found Lorenzo's body Monday afternoon in about 14 feet of water.

The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports (http://bit.ly/TrLkGZ ) an autopsy will be conducted.

The pit where Lorenzo was found is one of at least four old pits in the park, which has more than four miles of biking and hiking trails on formerly mined land.

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