Body Found in Lady Bird Lake
Newsroom
4/16/2008

A group of people walking their dogs on the hike and bike trail at Festival Beach Park make a grisly discovery in Lady Bird Lake Wednesday afternoon.

"I was just walking Sadie, my dog, and I saw something moving and it started getting closer, and I could tell it was a man," says Brittany Mooney, who says she was the first to call 9-1-1.

Police got the call at about two o'clock that a man's body had washed up on the shore.

"We're all out here to make sure that there is or is not foul play involved. That's something our medical examiners will determine over the course of the investigation," says Austin Police Detective Sergeant James Mason.

Mooney claims the body was wrapped in duct tape when it washed ashore. Mason would not confirm or deny that.

"Get the person identified, which is what the ME will do, either through pictures or fingerprints. We don't even know who the person is," Mason says. "Once they identify the body, along with our Homicide Unit investigators, they will go through the necessary steps to make sure foul play is or is not suspected."

Details of this story continue to unfold. Stay tuned to News Radio 590 KLBJ for the latest updates on the hour and on the half-hour.

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