Uiteindelik, the search had to be paused due to low visibility, het die balju se kantoor gesê.
On Sunday morning, the search resumed as authorities scoured the lake using boats with side-scan sonar, which allowed them to get “a birds-eye view of the water,” Sheriff Lafayette Woods Jr. said in the release.
“Op ongeveer 9:16 vm., the side-scan sonar revealed a body on the bottom of the lake,” and deputies pulled the body from the water, het die balju se kantoor gesê.
The family helped authorities identify the recovered body as Bueker’s and an autopsy will be performed by the State Medical Examiner, het die balju se kantoor gesê.
“I truly pray that the successful recovery of Judge Bueker’s body by our deputies and Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife Officers brings some sense of closure to the Bueker family and those who knew him best,” Woods gesê.
CNN has reached out to the Stuttgart District Court, where Bueker served as district judge.
April Davis, the deputy coroner for Jefferson County who responded to the scene, said there were no signs of foul play. She noted the body was intact with no signs of trauma.
According to Davis, a State Medical Examiner’s Office autopsy is standard procedure. The body was transported to the office on Sunday and the autopsy is expected to be performed this week, with a report expected in about three to six months, sy het gese.
Mud Lake is in eastern Arkansas and lies about 40 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee.