Missing TX Man Billy Whitefield Found Dead Wednesday In Cove Harbor ‘No Foul Play’

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX. (THECOUNT) — The body of missing Texas man, Billy Whitefield, has been located Wednesday morning in Cove Harbor, Corpus Christi, according to reports.

Whitefield’s body was found Wednesday morning in the navigation channel in Cove Harbor. The body was found just before 9 am Wednesday, November 27th, reports KRIS.

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Rockport police confirmed the body of the missing man has been discovered.

Investigators say preliminary identification has been made through personal items, next-of-kin, and known description.

The Justice of the Peace JP has pronounced him deceased and has ordered an autopsy. Positive identification will be confirmed through an autopsy.

Rockport police said their investigation indicates that Mr. Whitefield likely fell into the water accidentally while alone and drowned. Foul play is not suspected.

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Geo quick facts: Corpus Christi is a Texas city on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s tucked into a bay and its beaches are sheltered by Padre and Mustang islands. The Padre Island National Seashore is home to migratory birds and endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. The harborfront Texas State Aquarium has touch pools, an aquatic nursery and a shark exhibit. Nearby, a WWII aircraft carrier, USS Lexington, now houses a naval aviation museum – wikipedia.

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