Man found in Lady Bird Lake dies from accidental drowning: autopsy report

The Austin Police Department has identified the body of a man found in Lady Bird Lake near Rainey Street Saturday. 

Austin police say they received a 911 call at around 12:45 p.m. April 1 that a body was seen in the lake near the Rainey Street Entertainment District.

Police recovered the body, later identified as 33-year-old Jonathan Honey, and cleared the scene by 5:30 p.m. APD says Honey had been reported missing just a day earlier.

On July 24, the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office ruled Honey's death as an accidental drowning.


The investigation into Honey's death is currently ongoing, says APD.

Anyone with any information should contact the Austin Police Department at 512-974-TIPS.  You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting or by calling 512-472-8477.

This is the second body that has been found in Lady Bird Lake in a month.