On August 1 at approximately 9:25 a.m., the Ponca City Police Communications Center received a 911 call stating there was a body in the water on the east lake of Lake Ponca.
Officer’s and Investigators responded to the area near the Lake Ponca Campgrounds and confirmed a male was deceased in the water approximately six feet from the embankment. Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office was notified and they responded to take possession of the body, identified Michael Ray Newsom, 42.
The initial investigation does not show any signs of foul play involved in the death of Newsom. This is an ongoing investigation.