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.