Dead Body Found On Lake Palestine Identified

The dead body discovered this afternoon near Lake Palestine has been identified.   The Smith County Sheriff's Department identified him as 50-year-old David Michael Brett of Flint. Sheriff's deputies say fishermen found his body on shore this afternoon near the Highway 155 South Bridge.   When deputies got there, they say his body had already started to decompose. At this time, the sheriff's department believes Brett's body has been there since Sunday. They say it was not a drowning, and do not rule out foul play.   The sheriff's department says no missing person report was ever filed on Brett. Brett's body has been taken to Southeast Forensics in Tyler for an autopsy.

Molly Reuter, reporting.