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Drowning suicide results from domestic dispute
By media release
Jan 3, 2018
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Little Elm (January 2, 2018) -- Little Elm Police have identified a submerged vehicle in waters near the boat ramp at Little Elm Park containing the body of a 20-year-old female who was involved in a domestic disturbance early Tuesday morning.
The apparent drowning suicide was the result of an altercation the young woman, a resident of Kentucky, was involved in with her ex-boyfriend, a resident of Little Elm. Officers were called to a home at an address on Appaloosa Court at about 2:20 a.m. where the young woman was accused of causing the disturbance.

By the time officers arrived on the scene, the young woman has departed the location. Her parents in Kentucky received a call from her in which she threatened to harm herself. The parents contacted the Little Elm Police Department to report the young woman’s threat of self-harm.

Officers conducted visual searches for the individual most of the day, working with information from the ex-boyfriend and her parents. Using triangulation technology to determine the location of her cell phone, they received a digital response from the general vicinity of the boat ramp.

Emergency personnel from Little Elm Fire Rescue deployed a rescue boat and detected a car-sized object submerged in the lake.

Divers from Lewisville Fire Rescue were called to the scene and retrieved the body.

Identities of the individuals involved have not been released as of yet.