Body found in Arizona lake confirmed as missing Colorado woman

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Del Norte, Cclo. (AP) _ Authorities say a body retrieved from an
Arizona lake is that of a Colorado mother of two who disappeared
more than seven years ago.

Officials in Rio Grande County, Colo., said Tuesday that DNA tests confirmed the body was Danice Day.

She was 19 when she disappeared from Monte Vista, Colo., in
2002. Her body was found in a barrel in Arizona's Lyman Lake in
June. The cause of death hasn't been determined.

Rio Grande County District Attorney David Mahonee says
33-year-old Victor Braun, Day's boyfriend and the father of one of
her children, will be charged with manslaughter.

Sheriff Brian Norton says investigators found Day's body through
``negotiations'' between Braun's attorney and prosecutors.

Day once lived in Laramie, Wyo., where her mother still lives.

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