Body of missing person recovered from Wildcat Lake

The body of Steven Walter Von Marenholtz, 47, was located by divers Tuesday afternoon

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:55am
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Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday that the body of a deceased male, believed to be that of Steven Walter Von Marenholtz, 47, had been located by divers in Wildcat Lake.

Von Marenholtz’ family has been notified, according to KCSO. The body was found in water 10-to-12 feet deep and about 35 feet from the shoreline in front of Wildcat Lake Park. The divers who recovered the body are members of Underwater Search and Rescue Volunteers – Kitsap County.

Sheriff’s deputies do not suspect that any criminal actions were involved in Von Marenholtz’s death. The county’s forensic pathologist will conduct an autopsy and The Kitsap County Coroner will confirm identification and determine the cause and manner of death.

Prior to the finding of Von Marenholtz body, he had not been seen or heard from within the past two days, according to a Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post. He was reported missing by his roommates and was last seen at approximately 12:30 p.m. June 16, when he told his roommates he was going swimming.

The Facebook post states that when Von Marenholtz didn’t return, the roommates went to find him and his truck was found unoccupied and unlocked in the parking area of Wildcat Lake Park, 9205 NW Holly Road in Central Kitsap. Inside the truck were Von Marenholtz cell phone and keys.

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