TCSO identifies man's body found in Pedernales River

The Travis County medical examiner is trying to figure out what lead to the death of a man found in the pedernales river.

SPICEWOOD, TEXAS - The Travis County Sheriff's Office has identified the body of a man found in the Pedernales River on July 9.

The sheriff's office said Randy Hinkle, 57, of Spicewood had been reported missing by his family around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Deputies said the lake patrol unit responded to the area in the 500 block of Nomad Drive near Paleface Ranch Road at 2 p.m. Sunday and found Hinkle's body.

Officials said Sunday they were treating the incident as suspicious because they are still investigating the details that lead up to the man's death. The sheriff's office added "there are no obvious signs of foul play" as of Monday afternoon.

The Travis County medical examiner will release Hinkle's exact cause of death after completing the autopsy report, which will be finalized in the coming weeks.

This is a developing news story. KVUE will update this page as more information becomes available.

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