Breaking News: FBI confirms Lake Manawa bodies are those of Missing NE woman and son

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May 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The FBI says autopsy results have confirmed that the bodies of two people found in a western Iowa state park are those of a missing Nebraska woman and her 10-year-old son.  Authorities identified the bodies Tuesday as 41-year-old Charlotte Schilling and her son, Owen.  They went missing from their home in Plattsmouth, Neb., on May 10th.  Council Bluffs Police say the manner of death and the events surrounding it remain under investigation.

Police had found Schilling’s vehicle at Lake Manawa State Park south of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Schilling’s wallet and cellphone were found in the car.  A passer-by discovered the bodies Sunday evening in a wooded area about a quarter of a mile from a boat ramp that runs into the Missouri River near the state park.