The Madison County Sheriff's Department does not expect foul play in the death of 19-year old Samuel A. Bequette of Worden, who was reported missing early Friday afternoon.
According to the Sheriff's Department, a missing person's report was received at 12:30 on Friday afternoon. After an extensive search of the area around his home, authorities received a call from a family member who had located Bequette's bicycle near a lake. Following a ground search, officials called for assistance from several organizations including the Hillsboro Fire Department's Dive Team who recovered Bequette's body from the lake around 9:30pm.
Authorities say that the death did not appear to be criminal in nature and that the formal cause of death will be announced later today.