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Victoria Police Department Find Body In a Drainage Ditch Near Victoria Mall

On  August 24th, 2021 Victoria Police officers were called to the scene at the 7800 block of North Navarro in response to a report of a deceased body located in a drainage ditch. At that time, police sent a notification via social media for community members to avoid the area.

The last update we had we posted was the first update we recieved.

An update was offered the evening of August 24th via social media, advising residents to be clear of the area as investigators and police detectives along with first responders removed the body. An update was posted later in the evenng by the  Victoria Police Department letting residents know that the body had been removed and identified as male.

Officer David Brogger updated Townsquare Media the next morning on the 25th.

On the morning of August 25th Officer David Brogger returned our call to let the public know that at the time the focus was on an autopsy to try to identify and notify the next of kin as well as to determine the cause of death.

The body has been identifed.

Today, August 27th the Victoria Police Departement issued the latest update.

The deceased male has been positively identifed as 29 year old Victoria resident, ( no perrmanent address) Michael Meitzler. The report indicted there were no signs of trauma contributing to Mr. Meitzler's death.

What we still don't know.

"However, the exact cause of death is still unknown pending test results," the Victoria Police Department offered.

Our hearts and prayers are with the Meitzler family at this time.

We will continue to keep you updated.

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