deputies have found a body in Potholes Reservoir. Sheriff Tom Jones
says the body is likely that of a 64-year-old Moses Lake man who
disappeared Dec. 23.
The sheriff said identification and clothing on the body found
Monday afternoon lead investigators to believe it is Dan Toya. On
Sunday, a friend of Toya's found the body of the missing man's
golden retriever in the reservoir.
Jones says there are no obvious signs of trauma or foul play and
evidence suggests the man died after accidentally falling into the
water. Detectives say he may have fallen in while trying to rescue
his dog, Molly.
County Coroner Craig Morrison will complete an autopsy Tuesday,
make a final ruling on the cause of death and confirm the
Franklin County's remote-controlled underwater robot was used to
find the body.