Autopsy Reveals St. Louis Ballerina Drowned, Investigation Continues

An autopsy on a St. Louis ballet dancer whose body was found in Mark Twain Lake in November has found she drowned.

Raffaella Stroik’s autopsy report determined that while she drowned, the manner of death is still unclear. There was no suicide note or injuries that clearly indicate that she fell.

An investigation began when Stroik’s car was found abandoned at the Missouri 107 boat ramp. Her body was found floating in the lake by a pilot.

Sergeant Eric Brown with the Highway Patrol says the investigation is still open.