APD: Man found in Lake Austin not suspicious

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by JESSICA HOLLOWAY / KVUE News and KVUE.com

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Posted on August 19, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 20 at 7:58 AM

AUSTIN -- Police have identified the man whose body was found in Lake Austin near Mary Quinlan Park Monday morning, and they are now investigating his death as a suicide.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office, the Austin Police Department and Austin-Travis County EMS crews were called to the scene for a water rescue when they found the 40-year-old man in the water just before 7 a.m.

People fishing alerted police to the man's body, as well as a car found in the water nearby.

Austin police have determined the death does not appear to be suspicious. APD says there are no signs of foul play or anything unusual.

KVUE is not releasing the man's name do to pending notification of the man's family.

APD Cpl. David Boyd told KVUE that the APD Dive Team, Homicide Unit and the Travis County Medical Examiner all participated in investigation.

The car, which has been identified as a 90s model Nissan Acura, was removed from the water around 10:30 a.m. Cpl. Boyd says the vehicle was taken to forensic storage to be investigated.

If you have any information you are asked to call police at (512) 477-3588.

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