Name of man found in pond revealed

Published: Feb. 20, 2023 at 4:36 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 27, 2023 at 2:39 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – Jonesboro police said the man who was found in a pond dead has been identified.

According to the police department, the body of a male was found in a pond by residents in the 900 block of Lakeshore Drive just off East Matthews Avenue around 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20.

The body was transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and identification.

A social media post said on Friday, Feb. 24, the crime lab positively identified the victim as 45-year-old Felipe Morales Nava.

It was noted there were no obvious signs of injuries or foul play upon further examination, and police said the death will be ruled as an apparent drowning.

Region 8 News will continue to follow this story for more details.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Jonesboro Police Department originally identified the victim as Felipe Nava Morales; they’ve since corrected the error.