Plano police on Wednesday evening called off the search of Arbor Hills Nature Preserve after learning a body discovered over the weekend miles outside of city limits belonged to missing Plano resident Megan Leigh Getrum.
Plano Police Department spokesman David Tilley said the 36-year-old's body was found at Lake Ray Hubbard and reported to Dallas police—but not yet identified—before she was reported missing on Tuesday to Plano police.
Police on Wednesday had closed the entire Plano park, which Getrum was known to frequent, to search for her.
Tilley said Plano police are working with other authorities to determine how and where Getrum died.
Updated at 8:18 p.m. April 19:
The woman whose disappearance prompted the closure and search of a 200-acre Plano park is dead, police say.
The Plano Police Department on Wednesday confirmed it had collaborated with Dallas police to identify the body of Megan Leigh Getrum, who was 36.
The Dallas County medical examiner is investigating the time and cause of Getrum's death, according to a Plano police statement.
No other details were provided in the release, and a Plano police spokesman did not immediately return a call late Wednesday.
Posted at 12:10 p.m. April 19:
Police have temporarily closed Arbor Hills Nature Preserve as they search for a missing Plano woman known to frequent the park.
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Megan Leigh Getrum, 36, was last seen Friday, Plano Police Department spokesman David Tilley said. Police late Wednesday morning were searching the entire park, where Getrum is believed to occasionally venture off the trails to explore new areas.
The 200-acre nature preserve has close to nine miles of trails for pedestrians and off-road cyclists.
Police were alerted to Getrum's disappearance on Tuesday and began searching the park that evening, Tilley said. The search was suspended until morning after it became too dark to continue, Tilley said.
The city announced the park closure at 10:36 a.m. Wednesday through its official Twitter account.
This story will be updated.