Body of missing Travis County Sheriff’s deputy Jessica Hollis found Friday afternoon in Lake Austin

9-19-2014 Jessica HollisThe search for a missing Travis County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy ended Friday, Sept. 19 around 2 p.m. when her body was found in Lake Austin.

Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis was patrolling in Northwest Travis County when her car was swept away in a low water crossing in the 3400 Block of Fritz Hughes Park Road just before 2am on September 18, 2014.

Searchers from the Sheriff’s Office, as well as all the federal, state, and local public safety agencies from across Travis County and Texas Search and Rescue have been searching the area from the low water crossing to Lake Austin. Boats with divers, helicopters, and search and rescue dogs are being used to leave no stone unturned in the search. The terrain has been very difficult to negotiate and made the search slow going.

This afternoon, just before 2pm, Deputy Jessica Hollis was found in Lake Austin, not too far from the mouth of the creek her patrol car was found in. Final arrangements will be announced later.

Hollis was 35 years old and has been a member of TCSO for seven years. She worked patrol, vice and was also a member of the Sheriff’s Underwater Recovery Team or dive.

“Our hearts go out to her family and friends,” said Roger Wade, Travis County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.