Body found in Brazos

By Rebecca Flannery
Staff Writer

Waco police officers found a man’s body in the Brazos River at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday.

Sgt. Patrick Swanton, public information officer for the Waco Police Department, said maintenance workers for Cameron Park were in a boat near the 1700 block of University Parks Drive when they saw what they thought was a body. The area where the body was found was 2.5 miles from campus, near the Cameron Park main entrance.

Police arrived at the scene, identified it was a body and the fire department came to take the body out of the water on a rescue boat.

Justice of the Peace Walter “Pete” Peterson ruled the man deceased and ordered the body be sent to Dallas for an autopsy.

Peterson said the cause of death is undetermined and under investigation.

The individual is a black male with no identification and no apparent signs of foul play, Swanton said. The body was of medium height, thin build, with a short afro haircut, mustache and goatee. He appears to be 20 to 35 years in age and has a tattoo on his left shoulder of the lowercase letter “g.” He was wearing black basketball shorts and a black T-shirt with a flaming baseball on the front, Swanton said.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to contact Special Crimes Detective Melissa Malone at 254-750-7616.