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LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Missouri- A St. Louis man was  found deceased  by a family member in the water late Monday morning on the Big Niangua Arm at the 3.5 mile marker.

William Russo, 53, was located face down in the water near a dock and was pronounced deceased by Dr. W.D. Cravens at the scene. His body was taken to Alee Holman Howe Funeral Home.

The circumstances that lead to his death are not available at this time but the victim was not wearing a personal flotation device.

Trooper Starnes responded to the scene at 9:25 a.m.