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UPDATE: Body found in lake is missing woman

By Megan Gorey
Published On: Oct 03 2012 04:46:39 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 03 2012 05:32:22 PM CDT
Missing woman search
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. -

The Carter County Sheriff's Department has found a body in Watauga Lake. Sheriff Chris Mathes confirmed Wednesday night around 6:30 p.m. that it is missing 28-year-old Vonda Donaldson of Johnson City.

Captain Mike Street with the Johnson City police says Donaldson's boyfriend Steven Bennett is the only suspect in the case. Police say Bennett told family he choked Donaldson to death during an argument at her apartment Saturday night.

He's currently in jail on an unrelated parole violation.