Jason John Missing – A previous version of this story said that Austin-Travis County EMS responders discovered the body on Monday afternoon. The information in this article has been amended to reflect that the finding was made by the police on Monday evening. On Monday evening, the body of a man who had been reported missing from Austin was discovered in Lady Bird Lake. A deceased person was discovered in Lady Bird Lake close to 30 East Avenue at approximately 6:40 p.m.,
According to the Austin Police Department. Detectives from the Homicide and Missing Persons Units of the APD, in addition to crime scene investigators, arrived at the location to begin their investigation. APD stated that over the course of the inquiry, the missing person was identified as a 30-year-old man named Jason John. John’s disappearance was reported to APD on February 5th.
Rinju John, Jason John’s brother, had earlier verified to KVUE that the body of his brother was recovered from the lake on Monday. Rinju John stated that his family has been informed that there were no obvious scratches or scars on his brother’s body, but the family is still waiting for an autopsy to be performed. Now, Rinju John is advocating for the installation of surveillance cameras and improved illumination along the trail that is located near Lady Bird Lake.
Rinju John is quoted as saying, “We don’t want this to ever happen again.” “A public lighting and surveillance system needs to be installed along the entirety of the trail.” According to a GoFundMe campaign that was started by Rinju John, Jason John was on Rainey Street with his buddies at the beginning of this month and left at around two in the morning. According to the GoFundMe page, he was identified by video cameras not long after the incident; however, “there have been no camera trails afterward.”
On February 10th, there was a vigil held for Jason John. According to the Atlanta Police Department (APD), the investigation into the circumstances surrounding Jason John’s death is still underway. Anyone who may have information is urged to get in touch with the APD at the following number: 512-974-TIPS. You also have the option of phoning the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program at 512-472-8477 or submitting your information online through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program.