Searchers Find Missing Man Dead At Killeen Area Lake

By: KWTX Staff Email
By: KWTX Staff Email

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW RESERVOIR - Searchers Tuesday afternoon found the body of a fisherman who failed to return home after a regular trip to Stillhouse Hollow Lake.

James Harris, 58, of Harker Heights, was pronounced dead just before 4 p.m. and an autopsy was ordered, Bell County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Donnie Adams said.

Searchers found his body at around 3 p.m. Tuesday in the water just west of the long bridge, Adams said.

Bell County deputies, state game wardens and rangers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had been searching for Harris since the man’s wife reported him missing Monday night.

Harris fished the same area of the lake near the long bridge on Farm-to-Market Road3481, just south of Harker Heights almost every day, but on Monday he failed to return home.

The search began Monday night with helicopters and deputies on the ground, but darkness forced authorities to suspend the effort until daylight Tuesday, Adams said.

Searchers returned to the lake at around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Adams said Harris was extremely familiar with the area, but he did have some health issues.

He had a cell phone, but didn’t take it with him when he went fishing, authorities said.


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