Arlington police investigate death of man whose body was found near Trinity River

Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Thursday near the Trinity River in Arlington, according to Arlington police.

Around 3:55 p.m. Thursday, officers went to River Legacy Park, in the 3400 block of North Collins Street, after a city employee called to report seeing what he thought to be a body on the other side of the river from where he was. standing.

When officers arrived on scene, they saw a man lying unconscious near the river bank, police said.

The Arlington Fire Department used its boat to transport investigators from the police department and the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office to where the man was to examine him.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no obvious signs of trauma and it is unclear how long he had been there or how he died, police said Friday.

But police believe he is a 26-year-old man who was reported missing by his family earlier this week. Family members told authorities he was last seen on January 21.

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The medical examiner’s office will positively identify the man and determine the official cause and manner of death.

Firefighters recovered the man’s body and brought it back across the river after the body was examined by the medical examiner’s office.

Police are treating the discovery of the body as a death investigation.

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