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Midland announces reopening of Wadley-Barron Park

The park, including the walking trail, was closed to the public due to an investigation by MPD.

MIDLAND, Texas — The City of Midland announced Wednesday that Wadley-Barron park is reopened to the public.

NewsWest 9 asked a city spokesperson what this means for the Midland police investigation that caused the park's closure. They said no more details could be released at this time.

That investigation was looking for evidence related to a double homicide that took place on Dec. 17.

Crews had been out since the morning of Jan. 17. Metal detectors were being used and a helicopter registered to the Department of Public Safety was in and out of the area.

Authorities did find a gun in the pond during their search, but police say it is not related to the murders.

In the meantime, the park was closed indefinitely while police investigated.

Chief Deputy McCright said during a press conference on Jan. 18 that they called the Texas Rangers in to help with evidence recovery, but the process was slow because of the murky water and the dive team having to search by hand.

Authorities also debunked rumors about a serial killer in Midland as well as the speculation that the investigation was related to the human remains recently found in Midland.

The revolver found in the lake looks like it may have been there for a while, but at this time they do not know if it was related to any case.

At this time no further information has been released. Stay with NewsWest 9 as we bring you the latest.

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