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Body found in Lampasas River near I-35 bridge last week identified

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Posted at 7:00 PM, Jan 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-24 20:03:19-05

UPDATE

A man found in the Lampasas River last week has been identified as Eric Martinets, 30, of Taylor.

The Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences confirmed his identity. Next of kin has been notified, the city of Belton reported Tuesday.

A fisherman discovered his body face down in the Lampasas River near the I-35 bridge.

ORIGINAL STORY

BELTON, Texas – A fisherman on Thursday discovered a body face down in the Lampasas River near the I-35 bridge, Belton police reported Friday.

Police said the man matched the description of a missing person from Taylor.

The discovery was reported just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The Morgan’s Point Dive Team helped with the recovery.

“The body, which had a head injury consistent with a high fall, was sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy to determine cause of death,” Belton police said in a news release.

The investigation continues.

25 News will provide additional details when they become available.