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Friends search for answers after body found in lake

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Kimberly Sue Vezina of Spokane, Washington. Kimberly Sue Vezina of Spokane, Washington.

According to Kootenai County Sheriff's Office detectives, fishermen found the body of 27-year-old Kimberly Sue Vezina in Fuller Bay, on the south end of Lake Coeur d'Alene. They say that is far from her home in Spokane. Kootenai County Sheriff's Office told KHQ's Liz Burch her death is listed as suspicious because no one will come forward and say what happened, and in their words "People usually just don't end up dead in a lake."

According to court documents, Vezina had a lengthy criminal history in Spokane, including three felonies. forgery, driving with a suspended license and vehicle prowling. But Chauncey Welliver doesn't remember her like that. They were good friends who lost contact in the last few years.

"She was so radiant. So friendly. She lit up a room," He remembered. "Kim was a good person She cared about people. Obviously some people take a different turn in life. Obviously she did."

Now, he's searching for closure. He just wants to know how she ended up in Fuller Bay.

"Something bad led to this. I'm sure this story is not over," Welliver said.

If you have information about the Vezina's death, contact the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office. They ask that you call Sgt. Ken Lallatin at 208-446-1337, or Detective Darrell Oyler at 208-446-1339. 

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