FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2016
Body Found in Lake Travis Identified
On Friday, June 17, 2016, the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the
body found in Lake Travis as,
Brian Robinson, 31,
of White Plains, New York.
Travis County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a person missing from a party barge in the Devil’s
Hollow area of Lake Travis around 3:45 pm on Saturday June 11, 2016. A rescue crew from
Lake Travis Fire and Rescue and the Sheriff’s Office was not able to locate the person.
On Sunday, June 12, 2016, Travis County Sheriff’s Deputies continued surface searches for the
missing man. On Monday June 13, 2016, Travis County Sheriff’s Office enhanced its search by
adding divers and the Texas Department of Safety divers assisted in the operation, employing the
use of a Side Sonar Scanner as well. The search effort lasted over 6 hours.
Monday evening, shortly before 8:00 pm, a Lake Travis resident called 911 to report seeing
something floating in Devil’s Hollow. Deputies responded and recovered Robinson’s body.
The body was recovered and taken to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office so they
could start their investigation into cause of death. Detectives were able to find next of kin and
Submitted By: Roger Wade, Senior Public Information Officer, (512) 854-4986