Body of missing Marshall man found at Lake O' The Pines

LAKE O' THE PINES, TX (KLTV) - The body of a 70-year-old Marshall man who was reported missing at Lake O' The Pines Wednesday has been found.

According to Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Quint Balkcom, search crews found Sammy Lynn Lento's body around 7:45 a.m. Thursday. Lento was found near the Highway 155 bridge shortly after daybreak.

A justice of the peace pronounced Lento dead and ordered an autopsy.

According to authorities, on Wednesday afternoon residents found an unoccupied boat adrift on Lake o' the Pines near the area of the Highway 155 bridge.

When authorities responded they found that the boat was owned by Lento.

Authorities said the boat's physical condition indicated that it may have been experiencing motor trouble while in the water and that Lento possibly exited the boat to work with the motor.

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