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Missing Central Texas jailer found dead at local lake identified

Bell County Correctional Officer Eddie Crain. (Bell County Sheriff's Dept. photo)
Bell County Correctional Officer Eddie Crain. (Bell County Sheriff's Dept. photo)(KWTX)
Published: May. 21, 2019 at 3:46 PM CDT
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Searchers Tuesday afternoon recovered the body of a missing Bell County jailer from Lake Belton.

Authorities identified the correctional officer as Eddie Crain, 60.

He had been with the Bell County Sheriff’s Department for nine years, authorities said.

The search, which involved several agencies, started Tuesday after Belton police contacted the Bell County Sheriff’s Department with a welfare concern about Crain, Maj. T.J. Cruz said.

Crain’s kayak was found earlier Tuesday near the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreational Area, Cruz said.

A small private memorial service will be held over the weekend.

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