Body Found in Wichita Falls Flood Waters

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UPDATE: Police are still working to identify a body found in flood waters in Wichita Falls on Sunday.

Just after 11 a.m., a witness told police about they found a body.

Officer Jeff Hughes says the body was submerged in flood waters, and extra measures had to be taken to recover it.

Officer Hughes says there’s no indication as to how long the body had been there or if foul play was involved.

The body is now at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy and positive identification.

Check back for updates on this story.



Wichita Falls police say a body was found in flood waters in the city today. WFPD Officer Jeff Hughes says someone called the police department just after 11 this morning. That person told police that they found the body.

Officer Hughes says it was submerged in flood waters and extra measures had to be taken to recover it.

“It is a substantial amount of water to where the scuba team did have to respond out so the WFPD Scuba Team responded, the search and rescue team from the fire department responded,” Officer Hughes says. “I do know that they did deploy certain means used by the scuba team to get to the body.”

Officer Hughes says there’s no indication as to how long the body had been there.

He also says the body did not have an ID on it and investigators haven’t been able to determine if foul play was involved. It will be sent to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and positive identification.

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