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Body found in Dalworthington Gardens lake identified as missing man

Police car on the street at night
Police car on the street at night Getty Images/iStockphoto

The body found in A. H. “Pappy” Elkins Lake on Wednesday was identified by the mother of a 33-year-old man who went missing from Dalworthington Gardens two weeks ago.

Erik Barton was found around 1 p.m. in the Dalworthington Gardens lake, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

Barton was last seen Jan. 11 in Dalworthington Gardens, according to a missing persons poster.

City workers driving by the lake found the body around 1 p.m., Police Chief Aaron Ausmus said.

Ausmus said the body appeared to have been there for a long time. No foul play was initially suspected.

The cause of death has not been released by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

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