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Truck pulled from Kemp pond found to be missing woman

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KEMP–For the second time in almost two months, a deceased person’s body has been recovered from a pond in Kemp, Tuesday, April 9.
At press time, the cause of the crash is unknown, but a silver Chevy Silverado truck reported to belong to a missing woman from Reagor Springs, was pulled from the pond at the intersection of State Highway 274 and U.S. Highway 175 frontage road.
Jamie Manning, 42,  was reported missing by her family and hadn’t been seen since around 10 p.m. Sunday night according to Facebook posts. Her disappearance had been reported to Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office since her last know location was in Kemp visiting a relative.
The truck was pulled from the pond around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday morning with assistance from the Kemp Police Department, Harvey’s Exxon and both Kemp and Mabank Fire Departments.
It was only two months ago, almost to the day that the body of 24-year-old Kaitlin Leanne Lawrence was recovered in a submerged vehicle in that same pond. Lawrence had completed a shift as a manager at the Subway restaurant in Kemp and was reported missing when she didn’t return home. Authorities were alerted by passersby of signs of an accident at the intersection. Dive teams located the submerged 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and recovered the young mother.
The investigation into Tuesday’s crash is ongoing. According to a statement issued by Kemp Police Chief Suzanne Martin, they received the call at approximately 8:23 a.m. that alerted them to the vehicle. The vehicle was located after being pinged by the owner from ONSTAR. Martin asks that the family be given privacy and time to grieve their loved one.

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