Feb 192013

TEMPE, AZ – Police have identified a man found dead in Tempe Town Lake early Monday morning.

Authorities say passersby heard a splash and saw the victim, 34-year-old Christopher Robin Gonzales, flailing his arms around 3 a.m.

One of the witnesses tried to save Gonzales but was not successful. Another witness called 911.

A fire rescue worker pulled the 34-year-old’s body from the water and divers then went looking for any possessions in the water belonging to the victim that would help identify him.

There was no immediate word on how or why he ended up in the water.

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