Texas Police Find Body in Irving Lake Where Missing Wife, Mother, and Beauty Queen Lashun Massey Was Last Seen After Going for Morning Walk

LaShun Massey (credit: lashun-massey.weebly.com)

An Irving wife and mother went missing after going out for her morning walk two days ago, today officials in the city have recovered a body.

Beauty queen Lashun Massey, wearing a black hoodie and checkered pajama pants, was last seen around 7:30 a.m. near Lago de Claire — a small lake in the Las Colinas — on April 27. There has been no confirmation that the body found is Massey’s.

At a late morning press conference Irving PD Public Information Officer Robert Reeves confirmed a body was found submerged in the water around 9:45 a.m.

While the official identification will be made by the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office, Reeves did give some information about the deceased person. “I can say that the person recovered [had] clothing [that] does match that of our missing person’s identification… that she was last seen wearing.”

In addition to being a wife, mother, and businesswoman, Massey is also the reigning Mrs. Dallas and was scheduled to compete for the Mrs. Texas America crown this week.

On the morning Lashun Massey went missing witnesses reported seeing her walking on the edge of the lake. “They had asked her if she was okay and she said she was, so they carried about their business,” firefighter Robert Keeker said on the first day of the search. “After that, they said they saw her exit the water and then we later received a tip someone else had seen her walking in the water again a couple hours later.”

LaShun’s husband, Jeff Massey, spoke with CBS 11 News on April 28 as he held out hope. “She’s my world and she’s going to come home.”

Jeff Massey said for the last two years his wife has taken a 7:00 a.m. walk by the lake and checks in, but said he became worried after he hadn’t heard from her. “So at about 7:15 [a.m.], I got a little nervous and I texted her. I gave her a call and she didn’t answer so at the time I found our security guard down here and said that they had seen her or somebody over in the canal,” said Massey.

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