Stafford Co. commissioner found dead underneath lawnmower in Kansas pond

Published: Aug. 15, 2017 at 12:31 PM CDT
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A man was found dead after a mower was found upside down in a Stafford Co. pond on Monday.

Members of the Stafford Co. Sheriff's Office as well as Fire and EMS personnel responded to the 300 block of NW 50th Ave., in St. John, where the mower had flipped into the pond.

When they went to remove it, they found the man's body in the water.

Authorities identified him as Shane Stimatze. The Stafford County Clerk's office said he had just started his second term as county commissioner.

His body was taken to Minnis Chapel in St. John.

The investigation into his death is still ongoing.