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.