Sheriff's Office Seeking Public's Help in Drowning Case, LIVINGSTON, July 21, 2015 - On July 20, 2015 the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to an unidentified white male seen floating in Lake Livingston.
Deputies from Polk County Sheriff Office arrived on scene and summoned the help of Scenic Loop Fire Department and Americare EMS to recover the body.
Detectives from Polk County Sheriffs Office arrived on scene and began their investigation. Justice of The Peace pct.4 Jaimie Jones was notified and arrived to perform an inquest, the identity of the male subject and the cause of death is unknown at this time.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking any help in locating a 1992 Ford F-150 Pickup (White) in color bearing Minnesota License Plate # 323KAM
(Special attention to the Polk, San Jacinto and Trinity County Lake Area)
Sergeant Lee Rogers with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, was summoned to investigate a grisly discovery.
Man's Body Discovered by Boaters, SCENIC LOOP, July 20, 2015 - Shortly before 1pm on July 20, 2015, Sergeant Lee Rogers with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the end of Shelter Cove Road to investigate the report of a body floating in Lake Livingston. The grisly discovery was found by a boater and his family who were in the vicinity for recreation. When Rogers arrived, he went to the area where the body was reported to be and radioed back to confirm the report to be true. Other deputies and detectives from the Sheriff's Office and Texas Ranger, Ryan Clendennan were also dispatched along with the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department. Volunteer firemen used a basket designed to hold a person to pull the body from the water. The man is reportedly from Minnesota. The man had a small bag of rocks strapped to himself, and a rope that attached him to a small rubber raft. His name has not yet been released to PolkCountyToday.com. He appeared to have been in the water for sometime. Justice of the Peace, Jamie Jones performed an inquest at the scene. The case remains under investigation by Detective Glen Edwards with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported the victim from the scene.
Detective Craig Finnegan holds a rubber raft that was attached to the victim with a rope.
Justice of the Peace, Jamie Jones performed an inquest at the scene.
Two curious local youths (in water) swim up near the scene.
The victim was transported from the scene by Cochran Funeral Home.
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