Man found dead in local creek identified

Published: May. 6, 2019 at 8:20 AM CDT
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Investigators have identified a man whose body was found in a Waco creek as Jerry Lee Prnka, police said Wednesday.

“The cause of death is currently pending, however there are no signs of foul play,” spokesman Garen Bynum said.

On Tuesday, police asked for the public’s help in identifying the man who they said was white and between 50 and 70 years of age with brown eyes, gray to white hair that’s about 3 inches in length, a gray mustache and goatee.

He was about 6 feet tall, police said, weighed about 170 pounds and had a tattoo between his chest and abdomen that reads “WACO.”

Officers responded at around 6:45 p.m. Sunday after the resident reported the grim discovery near the intersection of Hines Avenue and South 10th Street.

The creek wends along Primrose Drive and the edge of Oakwood Cemetery on its way to the Brazos River.