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Family asking questions after Burbank woman drowns

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BURBANK, Wash.—KNDU spoke with the family of the Burbank woman who, the Walla Walla County Coroner says, accidentally drowned in the Snake River last week.

The family says 73-year-old Helen Lawrence was healthy and lived across from where her body was found.  The family says this comes at a difficult time, as Monday would have been her birthday.  For now, they say they can't pin point what caused her to go into the river.

"There's no answer for what happened to her.  We don't have an answer of why or how.  We just know she drowned and she's not here," says Bob Lawrence, Helen Lawrence's son.

Lawrence's body was discovered Friday near Hood Park after some fishermen noticed a body floating near the shores.  Toxicology tests will be performed, but the Walla Walla County Coroner says results could take up to four weeks.

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