BELTON, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: The Belton Police Department has released the identity of a body found in the Lampasas River last week.
The Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences says the man was 30-year-old Eric Martinets of Taylor. His family has been notified of his passing.
Belton Police officers received a call at approximately 5:28 p.m. Thursday about a man found face down in the river, near the Interstate 35 bridge. Police confirmed the man was dead and matched the description of a missing person from Taylor.
The body was discovered by a fisherman.
According to the Belton Police Department, the body had a head injury consistent with a high fall and was sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy to determine cause of death.
The Morgan’s Point Dive Team assisted with the recovery of the body. The southbound I-35 frontage road was briefly closed on Thursday evening to assist in the investigation and recovery of the body.
This investigation is ongoing.