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Body found on Lake Belton identified as Scott Weinhold

Crews have been searching for Scott Weinhold on Lake Belton since Jan. 21. The body was identified as Weinhold by Bell County Sheriff's Office, Major T.J. Cruz said.

BELTON, Texas — The Bell County Sheriff's Office has identified the body found on Lake Belton as Scott Weinhold, Major T.J. Cruz said. 

Officers from the sheriff's office were dispatched for a possible recovery of a body at 2:05 p.m., according to Cruz. The body was brought to shore, Cruz said. 

Team Texas K-9 found the body, then the Morgan's Point Resort Police Department dive team recovered the body, according to Cruz. 

Williamson County Game Warden Joel Campos said a search was launched Tuesday on Lake Belton after a private K-9 search team found a body.

Authorities had been searching for Weinhold since Jan. 21, when his and his friends' canoes capsized on Lake Belton that night. 

Crystal Fields runs Ream Texas K-9, and the bloodhound on her team named Boogie found the body. 

The Weinhold family said they're thanking Fields for everything she did and all her effort to help find Scott Weinhold's body. 

The other two people Weinhold was with on the night of the accident were Fort Hood soldiers.

One of them, SGG Kelton Ray Sphaler, was found dead on Jan. 22. 

The third man swam to shore safely. 

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