Body Found In Texas Cornfield Identified

A body found in a Texas cornfield has been identified as that of an elderly man who was the focus of a Silver Alert.

Antonio Barboa Perea (DPS photo)

AUSTIN (July 16, 2014) A body that was found in a cornfield has been identified as that of a missing elderly Texas man who was the focus of a Silver Alert after he walked off from his family’s home.

The Silver Alert was issued Sunday for Antonio Barboa Perea, 87, who was last seen early Sunday morning.

Perea had been diagnosed with dementia and was believed to be on foot, the alert said.

Searchers found the body Monday in an area where the search for the missing man was concentrated.

Autopsy results were pending Wednesday, but there was no evidence of foul play, the Travis County Sheriff's Office said.


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