Body in found in lake near Maitland farmers market

Last Updated: Monday, July 17, 2017, 12:20 PM EDT

Investigators are working to identify a body found in Lake Lily in Maitland on Sunday that shut down a farmers market.

  • Body found in Lake Lily in Maitland
  • Nearby farmers market was shut down

The farmer's market was evacuated and taped off after the body was found.

Maitland Police found out about the incident from one of the city's Park and Recreation employees. A vendor had complained about a strong smell near their tent.

“They said that there was some type of odor coming from the water that was very pungent," Maitland Police spokesman Louis Grindle said. "It was near where some of the tents had been placed by the vendors to sell their items and everything.”

Police are working to figure out how long the body was in the water and whether there was foul play involved.