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Body Recovered from Lake Austin Identified


Body Recovered from Lake Austin Identified

In the afternoon of October 6. 2018 TCSO received a Missing Person report for CHRISTOPHER JAY WHITE, 25 of Minneapolis, MN. Friends of the man reported that he was last seen at a residence in the 3000 block of Smokey Ridge.

Friends reported they last saw White between 5:00 and 6:00 am and that he mentioned he might want to go down to the dock, but none of them actually saw him leave the residence.

TCSO along with teams from Austin Police Department, Travis County Search and Rescue and Texas Parks and Wildlife conducted grid searches of both land and water throughout the weekend and again on Monday. At approximately 1:00 pm Monday afternoon, October 8, 2018 a 911 caller reported seeing a body in Lake Austin. The body was recovered and has been positively identified by the Travis County Medical Examiner as Christopher White.

The cause and manner of death is pending the Medical Examiner’s final ruling but to this point, there is no evidence of foul play.


Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer, 512-854-4986

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