Officials identify man found dead in Lady Bird Lake as UT student

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A man found dead in Lady Bird Lake early Sunday was confirmed Monday evening to be a UT graduate student, according to a statement from UTPD Chief David Carter.

The student, Santiago Gonzalez, was in the McCombs professional accounting program at UT. Carter described the death as devastating to the entire University.

Out of respect to the family, we are unable to share any other details,” Carter said. “We are committed to helping fellow students mourning this death through university counseling services and other programs.”

The cause and nature of death are undetermined, according to the Austin-American Statesman. According to the press release, UTPD is working closely with the Austin Police Department to find out more details about his death.

This story is developing.