Police: Body of 71-year-old woman found floating in Mesa golf course lake
Feb 7, 2023, 8:11 AM | Updated: 3:33 pm
PHOENIX – A body of a 71-year-old woman was found in a lake on a Mesa golf course Tuesday morning, authorities said.
The Mesa Police Department said a worker at Dobson Ranch Golf Course called around 5:10 a.m. to report he thought he saw a body in the water.
When officers arrived, the worker directed them to the location on the 18-hole course near Baseline and Dobson roads.
Mesa Fire and Medical Department personnel also arrived and determined efforts would be recovery, not rescue.
The body was determined to be Palma Whatcott, who had recently moved in nearby with her brother.
Whatcott had suffered from dementia.
No other details were made available.