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Monday, May 9, 2011

Mysterious man's death ruled as drowning ...


Monday May 9, 2011 8:17 AM CDT

Local man found dead in Medi-Park Lake area drainage channel on 5-7-11 identified. Foul play is not suspected.

UPDATE: The man found dead in a concrete drainage channel that runs along Wallace Blvd. in the Medi-Park area has been identified as Billy Ray Holley, WM age 68, of Amarillo. Wheelchair tracks indicate that he rolled along the bottom of the channel and into a drop off containing about four feet of water. Justice of the Peace Thomas Jones ordered an autopsy. Foul play is not suspected.


ORIGINAL DETAIL OF MEDIA RELEASE FOLLOWS:
DATE: 7 May 2011
TIME: 1:37 P.M.

INCIDENT TYPE: Drowning
At approximately 1:37 PM, a citizen reported a male, face down, in Medi-Park Lake. Fire Department arrived along with APD and removed the wheel chair and body of a 68 year old male resident of Amarillo. He was positively identified by APD photo records. His name has not been released pending notification of next of kin. He was last seen approximately 9:30 P.M. on 6 May 2011 in the are of Northwest Texas Hospital.

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