Denton Creek scene

Police vehicles block access to a scene near where a body was found Sunday afternoon. A reader sent this photo of part of the crime scene Sunday afternoon where FM2449 meets Denton Creek.

Update: Authorities said Tuesday the victim, who is identified as 20-year-old Jade Monique Harris of Ponder, was found stabbed. Read here for the latest update as this investigation continues.

People out fishing Sunday afternoon found a body near Denton Creek west of Ponder, according to the Denton County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said deputies were called to the part of the creek that meets FM2449 at about noon Sunday. Authorities found the body.

As of Monday afternoon, authorities had not published the deceased person's name. The sheriff’s office described the body only as belonging to a white female.

The sheriff’s office said in a news release the case is being handled as a “probable homicide.” The body was turned over to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office on Sunday, the sheriff’s office said.

On Monday, the sheriff's office would not confirm whether the body was found in the creek or near it.

DALTON LAFERNEY can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @daltonlaferney.

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