Lubbock Police have confirmed they have found a dead body in Mackenzie Park.
Just after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a call that a person walking in the park had discovered a dead body on a wooded hillside near the water tower.
"Our officers did locate a deceased person here at the park, and it does appear the person has been here for some time," Sgt. Jonathan Stewart said.
Stewart could not say how long the body has been there or if the person is a male or female.
Homicide detectives have blocked off an extensive area with police tape and are continuing to investigate.
Just across the road from where the body was found, a group of children were using the baseball fields for practice. Many of the mothers we talked to instantly thought of the recent missing person cases in Lubbock including the two women who went missing last month.
"Yeah, you think of those ladies that were missing," Lori Hernandez said. "Of course it goes through your head just thinking about what's going on and where they are."
KCBD will continue to follow this death investigation and bring you the latest here on kcbd.com.
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