Missing Shelton Man Found Dead

SHELTON, Wash. – Edward Andrew Lawrence, 40, Shelton, was found dead Saturday in Lake Limerick.  Lawrence was last seen by family members about 9 PM on April 12th.  On April 17th, Mason County Sheriff’s Deputies began a search of Lake Limerick when a canoe was found overturned under a dock and other property associated with Lawrence were located in the lake.  That search and a subsequent search of Lake Limerick failed to find Lawrence.

During the searches for Lawrence, Deputies used dive teams from Mason and Thurston Counties, King County’s Guardian One Helicopter, along with K-9 and cadaver dog teams.  

This investigation is continuing with a post mortem examination scheduled for tomorrow morning.  Investigators say a note was found they believe was written by the victim, however are unwilling provide further information at this time.  Mason County Coroner, Wes Stockwell, is expected to make a determination on the cause and manner of death later this week.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.