Body found belongs to missing elderly man

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The body found in a field Monday afternoon has been identified as Antonio Barboa Perea, the man whose disappearance prompted a Silver Alert over the weekend.

A TEXSAR helicopter spotted the body about 3:20 p.m. Monday. The coroner was able to positively identify the body late Tuesday.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office says there is no evidence of foul play and they have not determined how Perea died.

Perea was last seen Sunday when he walked away from his home in the 6900 block of Evelyn Road . A Silver Alert was issued as police ramped up their search but they were unable to find him.

Searchers set out Monday saying they feared the forecast triple-digit heat would take its toll on Perea.

 

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