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Body Found in Las Colinas' Lago de Claire Confirmed as Missing Woman by Dallas County ME

Police say the woman was reported missing Tuesday and the body was found in the lake Thursday

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The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office identified the body recovered from Lago de Claire on Thursday morning as Lashun Massey, a woman reported missing Tuesday.

Police searched the area over the last several days looking for Massey, a wife and mother to two who was reported missing when she didn't return home after leaving for a walk early Tuesday morning.

Irving police said Massey normally went out for a walk at about 5 a.m. and returned by 7 a.m. to get her children ready for school. When she didn't return by 7:40 a.m., her husband called the police.

Two people told police that morning they saw a woman matching Massey's description leaving the water at about 5:30 a.m., standing on a bench and then walking away.

The lake is a body of water inside Las Colinas' La Villita community and is up to 90 feet deep, police said. Investigators searched the lake Tuesday morning with sonar but didn't find anything.

On Thursday, Irving Police Media Relations Officer Robert Reeves said they decided to again search the water, this time with the assistance of a Texas Department of Public Safety dive team.

Reeves said the body was found and recovered from a canal off the lake at about 9:45 a.m. Thursday, near the intersection of Gran Via and Deseo.

Reeves said that the person found in the canal was wearing the same clothing Massey was believed to be wearing when she left home Tuesday morning.

The investigation is ongoing and Reeves said at this point they do not suspect foul play in the woman's death. Should the medical examiner discover evidence to the contrary, Reeves said the investigation will change as necessary.

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