Body found in same Austin lake where other deceased individuals discovered in recent months

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A body was found Monday in a Texas lake, the same location where other fatalities have been found in recent months, authorities said.

Austin-Travis County EMS said a 911 caller saw a body at Lady Bird Lake in Austin. The unidentified person was pronounced dead around 1:52 p.m., Fox Austin reported.

Several other bodies have been found in the lake in recent months. At least five people have been found dead in the lake, which is part of the Colorado River that runs through downtown Austin, since last year.

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Detectives from the Austin Police Department’s Homicide and Missing Persons Unit and the Lake Patrol, along with crime scene experts, responded to the scene at Lady Bird Lake last year. A body was found in the lake on Monday. (FOX 7 Austin)

In June 2023, authorities downplayed speculation that a serial killer could be behind the deaths.

The previous fatal incident at Lady Bird Lake involved a man in his 30s or older who had been drinking near Rainey Street in the city’s downtown area and was later found dead in the water. Ta.

Police found Jason John, 30, dead. At Lady Bird Lake In February, a week after he was last seen, he was seen on Rainey Street, a popular bar lined with bars near the waterfront. An autopsy report obtained by FOX News Digital said a “temporary bystander” witnessed him tripping into the water.

A man whose body was found in the same body of water on March 5 has been identified as 40-year-old Clifton Achter. Jonathan Honey, 33, was found on April 1, a day after he was last seen at a food truck on Rainey Street. John Christopher Hayes-Clark, 30, was also found in April, washing up near a dam about two miles downriver from where the others were found.

Signs warning of poor nighttime lighting conditions on hiking and biking trails along Lady Bird Lake

Signs warn of poor lighting conditions at night on the hiking and biking trail along Lady Bird Lake, which ends at Rainey Street in downtown Austin, Sunday, April 2, 2023. (Aaron E. Martinez / American Politician / USA TODAY NETWORK)

Austin police say they are searching for a woman in connection with the drugging and robbery of multiple men in the city’s downtown area last week.


It is unclear whether she had any connection to the body found in the lake.

Fox News Digital’s Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.



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