Ms Dallas’ reigning contest winner Lashun Massey, 38, did not return from her regular walk around Lake Lago de Claire on Tuesday morning, prompting her husband to report her missing.
Now the Irving Police Department says a body was removed from this lake on Thursday morning that was wearing the same clothes Massey had when she went missing.
Police are now waiting for the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office to identify the body.
Massey, a mother of two in elementary school, took her regular morning walk around 5:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday morning. When she did not show up at her home by 7:40 a.m., her husband reported her missing.
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Police said a 911 call arrived around 5:30 a.m. that morning, reporting that a woman matching Massey’s description was coming out of the lake.
“Two witnesses recalled seeing a woman come out of the waterway and stand on a bench near Lake Claire, then walk away,” Irving PD spokesperson Robert said Thursday. Reeves.
The lake where Massey disappeared is between 85 and 90 feet deep.
Texas Parks and Wildlife used sonar equipment to search the lake on Tuesday, but to no avail.
Then on Thursday, the Texas Department of Public Safety’s dive team conducted another search of the lake, when the body was found.
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Reeves said police did not expect any sort of foul play in Massey’s disappearance at this time.
Massey works as a program manager at the University of Texas-Dallas and holds a doctorate. in civil engineering. She is also the reigning winner of the Ms. Dallas contest and was due to compete in Ms. Texas later this year.