Bodies pulled from lake tentatively ID'd as missing dad, daughter

Bodies pulled from lake tentatively ID'd as missing dad, daughter
Viola Francis
Viola Francis
Jon Francis
Jon Francis

ERIE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - Two bodies pulled from Lake Erie Friday have been tentatively ID'd as missing kayakers Viola, 12 and Jonathan Francis, 30.

The father and daughter went missing on April 7 after kayaking in the Sandusky Bay.

A fisherman spotted the girl's body around 11 a.m. Friday eight miles north of the Vermilion River.

The Erie County Coroner made the tentative ID for Viola by clothing and a unique piece of jewelry.

Later in the afternoon, a second body was pulled from the water near Cedar Point.

The Erie County Sheriff confirmed that they've tentatively ID'd that victim as Jonathan.

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