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Published On: Sun, Mar 15th, 2015

Body in Lake Georgetown identified as Jennifer Stading

Police recovered a woman’s body from Lake Georgetown Saturday evening and now have identified the woman as Jennifer Stading, an auditor from Austin, Texas.

A fisherman made the call to police Saturday afternoon, around 5:45 p.m. to report a body in the water between the Overlook and the Dam, says Georgetown Police Department Capt. Roland Waits, summarizing the case for the press.

Crime Scene Tape photo/editted pic from FBI.gov

Crime Scene Tape photo/editted pic from FBI.gov

Police responded and retrieved the body from the water approximately five feet from the shore. It’s not clear how long the body was in the water.

Stading, 49, is from Austin, listed as an “auditor at State of Texas” on Linkedin. In 2005, she conducted an audit of the Texas Department of Transportation and is a self-proclaimed “animal lover” and “Austinite since 1975” per her Google Plus page.

Waits added that the investigation is ongoing.

Detectives and Crime Scene personnel investigated the scene. Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell has ordered an autopsy to determine time and cause of death.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

Two children drowned in the Lake last summer. Back in 2011, the Lake made headlines when a Native American Indian skull was discovered and later examined by archaeologists as Texas State University (more here).

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