No foul play suspected in submerged car death


by KRIS BETTS / KVUE News and Photojournalist CHRIS SHADROCK

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Posted on November 22, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 5:54 PM

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas -- Officials have determined that the cause of death of the woman found in a submerged car in Lake Pflugerville was drowning.

Police identified the woman's body and her family was notified, but police said they will not release the woman's name. They said they do not suspect foul play in her death.

Police said they are treating this as an isolated incident and that they do not suspect anyone else was involved. They said it was unclear whether the woman tried to get out of the car once it was in the water.

On Friday afternoon, police discovered the woman's body in the backseat of a car submerged in Lake Pflugerville.

Just after 8:30 a.m. a city employee noticed the car in the lake and called police.

The car, a silver, four-door Chevy sedan was about 100 yards into the lake off of the north shore. Because it was so far from the shore, police called DPS and divers retrieved the vehicle.

Once they pulled the car out of the water, they discovered the woman's body.

Police said all the windows were rolled up and the car was filled with water. They did not say if the woman was wearing a seatbelt, or if she was alone when the car went into the water.


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