Search crews find body in SE Travis County cornfield

Deputies and APD officers will be increasing patrols looking for drunk drivers on Fourth of July weekend 2016. (KXAN File Photo)
Deputies and APD officers will be increasing patrols looking for drunk drivers on Fourth of July weekend 2016. (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Search crews located a body in a cornfield in Southeast Travis County while looking for a man who was reported missing on Sunday.

The body was found by TEXSAR in a field north of SH 45 and west of SH 130 about 3:20 p.m.

Travis County Sheriff’s detectives have not positively identified the body at this time.

The body was found in an area where 87-year-old Antonio Barboa Perea was last seen on Sunday. The elderly man with dementia walked away from his home in the 6900 block of Evelyn Road around 6 a.m. Sunday, according to Travis County Emergency Services.

A Silver Alert issued by the state after Perea went missing was canceled on Monday, but authorities did not provide any further details.

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