AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin police said Monday they do not believe the death of a woman near the Mexican American Cultural Center in Central Austin to be suspicious.
Police say around 8:30 a.m., someone out canoeing on Lady Bird Lake spotted a woman's body and called police.
Responders found the body on the ground, in the brush, about five feet from the shoreline. Emergency Medical Services showed up, and pronounced the woman dead just before 9 o'clock.
Police believe she is in her 30s. They don't know if she lives in the area or was using the trail.
People we talked to out on the trail say it's a safe area, but could turn dangerous easily.
"I always feel very comfortable here, but I'm also very aware of my surroundings, and when I see young women running with their head phones on, or walking, I come up behind them on by bike, and if I was a predator, they would be just the perfect target," said Sheree Adams, who lives near the scene and uses the trail several times a week.
Homicide detectives are investigating the death. They're interviewing witnesses.
There are no other details, but the scene is at 600 River St. That is just north of Lady Bird Lake and west of the Rainey Street neighborhood.
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