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Published on April 13, 2024
Body Found in Lady Bird Lake Near Austin's Roy G. Guerrero Park Sparks Death InvestigationSource: Google Street View

A grim discovery was made early Saturday morning as authorities located a body in Lady Bird Lake near Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metro Park, shaking the local Austin community. CBS Austin reported that Austin-Travis County EMS were called to the scene along South Pleasant Valley Road at 7:39 a.m., responding to the incident which quickly turned into a death investigation.

By 7:58 a.m., ATCEMS confirmed that the person, an adult who had not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, the water's silent testimony to yet another tragedy, another story ended abruptly without witnesses. KXAN added that the Austin Police Department received a call about a possible body in the water shortly before EMS was alerted. The area, known as Longhorn Shores, sits just south of Longhorn Dam where the serenity of the lake belies the gravity of the incidents that unfold within its depths.

The Austin Police Department, along with the Austin Fire Department, arrived on the scene to assist, launching an investigation into the cause of death, while the Public Information Officer was on hand to manage the flow of information to an increasingly inquisitive public. Both news sources indicate that this story is developing and that more details will be forthcoming as authorities delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding the individual's demise.

Meanwhile, CBS Austin reported that a crew is on the way to the location, eager to provide updates to a community left reeling by the news, locals who regularly jog, picnic, and seek solace in the park's wide open spaces now had to contend with the stark reminder of mortality that now polluted the serenity which they often sought there. As the investigation continues, the identity of the deceased remains undisclosed, leaving the community in a state of suspense as they await the conclusion of this tragic episode.