Monday, November 19, 2018

Investigation Underway After Man's Body Found in Woodlawn Lake

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:53 AM

click to enlarge GOOGLE MAPS / MONICA MONTANA
  • Google Maps / Monica Montana
Homicide detectives are working to answer questions about a man's death after his body was discovered in Woodlawn Lake.

While walking around the West Side lake on Sunday afternoon, a woman spotted a body near a dam. The woman called police, who then requested backup from local firefighters to use a boat to pull the man out of the water.

The man has not been identified at this time, but authorities have described him as being Latino and in his 50s. Police are unsure about how long his body was in the water.

"Woodlawn Lake is not deep. I have seen it before when it has been drained. You can stand up out there," said Carlos Ortiz, a spokesman for the police department, told KSAT. "We are just going to have to wait to see what the investigation reveals."



He said authorities are investigating whether the incident was "an apparent sudden death." Ortiz told the Express-News that the man's body didn't have any apparent signs of trauma, but that there are "still many unknowns" about the man's death. An autopsy will be performed to determine a cause of death.
Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years.


It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.


If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.


Calendar

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation