Greenbelt regulars shocked by discovery of man's body in Salado Creek

Body found in 3400 block of Commerce Street

SAN ANTONIO – Regular runners and cyclists said they were shocked by the discovery of a man’s body near the bank of Salado Creek on Sunday morning.

Homicide investigators continue to piece together clues as they work to determine how the man ended up in the water.

"It's terrible,” Jack Baskerville said, while biking along the creek’s greenbelt. “I mean, what can you say?"

For many, like Baskerville, it was hard for people to take in the news that the man was found dead, naked and face down in the water around 8:30 a.m.

"You wonder what actually happened to make everything unfold like it did," Baskerville said.

RELATED: Fishermen find body with obvious signs of trauma in Salado Creek

"That is horrific. It's awful,” June Diaz said. “I’m glad that maybe some children didn’t find the body.”

Both cyclists said they weren’t going to let the discovery change their exercise routine.

“Well it startled me at first, but this has always been a safe trail,” Diaz said. “There are always families on this trail, whether they're riding bicycles, or walking, or just hiking."

Two fishermen alerted police to a body under a bridge in the 3400 block of East Commerce.

“I think it's pretty safe down here overall. We're underneath the bridge,” Baskerville said. “It could've come from up top, threw the body over or something."

The man is believed to have been in his 20s or 30s.


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