Update (2:39 p.m. on June 7)

Officials with the Amarillo Police Department identified the body found Monday at Lawrence Lake. According to a news release from the department, police identified the man as 44-year-old Christopher Larry Curtis.

Officials said in the release that the cause of death is still unknown, pending toxicology results.

Update (3:40 p.m.)

Cpl. Jeb Hilton, the public information officer with the Amarillo Police Department, said that the department is working to identify the person who was found in the lake Monday. Hilton said the body was found at the southeast corner of the lake, close to Lakeview Drive.

Hilton said that the body found was a male, but they do not have an age. Hilton stressed that there is no reason to believe at this point that foul play was involved, but said that an autopsy is expected to provide more information.

“It’s hard to say how long the body had been in the water,” Hilton said. “There’s going to be an autopsy and some things that will tell us a little bit more. But it definitely had been there overnight.”

Hilton reminded the public to avoid standing water, stating that they should not drive into it or walk into it.

Original Story

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the Amarillo Police Department released information regarding a body found in Lawrence Lake Monday morning.

According to a news release from the department, officers were called to a possible body found in Lawrence Lake around 9:03 a.m. Monday. Officials said the body has been recovered and more information will be released once it is available.

Officials said that the department’s dive team will be at the lake periodically trolling throughout the day. Officials encouraged residents to avoid standing water.

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