A judge from Arkansas was found dead in a lake, and his death is being treated as an accident, according to investigators.
On Saturday evening, Judge Jeremiah T. Bueker vanished, and on Sunday morning, his body was found.
His corpse was discovered in Mud Lake in Reydell, which is located outside of Little Rock, according to a statement released by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Maj. Gary McClain stated that after taking Bueker out for a spin in a recreational vehicle, Bueker never returned. It was reported by McClain that he was spending the weekend in a cabin with his family.
“It appears he decided to go swimming after maybe being dusty, and he went missing,” he told reporters. “No one was with him, he was alone.”
The sheriff’s department reported that on Sunday morning, personnel used sonar to find Bueker’s corpse at the bottom of the lake.
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Bueker served as the county district judge for Arkansas County’s northern division.
“I truly pray that the successful recovery of Judge Bueker’s body by our deputies and Arkansas Game & Fish Wildlife Officers brings some sense of closure to the Bueker Family and those who knew him best. The scour of emotions they must feel right now is devastating,” Sheriff Lafayette Woods, Jr. said in a remark.
“Bueker, several family members, and friends spent their weekend in Jefferson County, Arkansas, as part of their recreational travel. At some point during their outing, Bueker reportedly ventured off alone. After time had passed and no one had seen or heard from Bueker, worry began to set in. A search for Bueker by family and friends began,” the statement said. Read more