Search crews find body in SE Travis County cornfield

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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