Authorities identify body found in Llano River near Kingsland Slab on Memorial Day weekend

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Authorities identified a body found in the Llano River on May 27 as that of Jarod Layton of Llano County.

Authorities identified a body found in the Llano River on May 27 as that of Jarod Layton of Llano County.

KINGSLAND — Investigators are working to determine the cause of death of a man whose body was found May 27 downstream of a popular swimming spot on the Llano River in Llano County.

According to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office, 38-year-old Jarod Layton of Llano County was found dead late Sunday afternoon in shallow water in an area down from the RR 3404 crossing.

“Someone reported to us that we had a body downstream of the Kingsland Slab around 4 or 5 p.m. that evening,” Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn said. “We don’t know (cause of death), so we’re waiting for the autopsy.”

The body was taken to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office, he said.

Authorities do not suspect foul play.

editor@thepicayune.com

One Response to “Authorities identify body found in Llano River near Kingsland Slab on Memorial Day weekend”

  1. Larandilin Chapman says:

    My Uncle Jarod did not just die with no one seeing him that day. The “Authorities” are doing nothing to find out what had happened. The family needs answers. Just some closure would help lift some stress and pain off the family.

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