Body Recovered From Flood Water in Northeast Travis County

On May 25, 2015, at about 9pm, Sheriff's Deputies received a report that two people were able to get out of their truck at a flooded low water crossing but one person was inside and did not get out when they lost sight of it in the water. Austin/Travis County EMS and Pflugerville Fire Department were on scene and searched for several hours but could not locate the vehicle or the person inside.

On May 26, 2015, at about 8:45am the water had receded enough that the tires of a truck were visible in the water at the 7100 Block of Jesse Bohls Drive. The Sheriff's Underwater Recovery Team (Dive Team) was called to the scene and at 2:20pm the vehicle was pulled to the road where the body of a man was found inside.

The Medical Examiner's Office was called to the scene to start their investigation into the positive identification of the man and to determine the cause of death.

On May 27, 2015, the man was identified as:

Jonathan Walker,
Date of Birth 8-18-1991, of Houston.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.


Roger Wade

Senior Public Information Officer

Travis County Sheriff's Office

Office: 512-854-4986

Pager: 512-935-1162

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