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Polk Co. Sheriff's Office looking for info on body found in lake

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POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an individual who may have information regarding a man’s body being found floating in Lake Livingston Monday.

Chief Deputy Byron Lyons with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said on Wednesday that they still do not have a solid identification on the man.

Lyons said the man’s body has been sent to Jefferson County for an autopsy to determine the cause of his death.

Authorities have been communicating with a friend of the believed deceased. The friend, who is from Minnesota, told the sheriff’s office that the plates on a missing white 1992 Ford pickup are possible now on a maroon 1992 Ford Escort with tinted windows. That license plate number is 323KAM.

Lyons said authorities are now searching for that vehicle as well.

According to a press release, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to an unidentified white man that had been seen floating in Lake Livingston. Shortly after PCSO deputies arrived on the scene, they requested help from the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department and Americare EMS.

Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s office processed the scene.

Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Jaime Jones pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The press release stated that residents of Polk and San Jacinto counties and the Trinity County Lake areas should be especially alert for the pickup or the Ford Escort.

If anyone sees this vehicle, he or she is urged to call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 327-6810.

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