Body found in Lady Bird Lake identified as missing person

AUSTIN -- Police have identified the body found Sunday in Lady Bird Lake as that of a person reported missing two days before.

According to police, the body of 22-year-old Julio Santos III was found in Lady Bird lake near the Holiday Inn next to Interstate 35.

Police said Santos was reported missing on Friday. Santos was last seen at East Sixth and Red River streets around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Friends said they last saw Santos at Barbarella, a downtown dance club. According to social media reports from friends and family, Santos recently graduated from the University of North Texas and became separated from friends downtown Thursday night.

While police originally said the death appeared suspicious, police said Tuesday the medical examiner found no suspicious trauma to Santos' body and that the death is being investigated as not suspicious.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES. Police are asking for any information from anyone that may have seen Santos anytime on or after Friday, June 5, 2015.

Editor's note: It is our understanding from social media and comments from family members and friends that Julio Santos chose to use male pronouns.


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