Austin, Texas– A Texas AA &M University student who went missing more than a week ago has been found dead, police said.
The video above is from a previous report.
The body of 22-year-old Tanner Hoang was found in Austin on Saturday, a spokesman for the College Station Police Department told ABC News.
ABC News has contacted the Austin Police Department for more information.
Hoang was last seen on the morning of December 16, authorities said. His family said they were going to College Station School for his graduation and reported him missing when he failed to show up for lunch before the ceremony.
“He was supposed to graduate, but I’m not sure what happened that caused him to leave,” his uncle Bao Hoang told ABC Waco KXXV earlier this week.
The student’s phone was off, which his family said made it difficult to trace him.
After his vehicle was spotted on video multiple times, the car was finally found unoccupied in Austin on Thursday, according to Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley. The car was located near Pennybacker Bridge Overlook off Highway 360 on the Colorado River, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Volunteers organized a search of the area on Saturday, urging the community to take precautions due to cold Christmas Eve temperatures and the rough terrain. Although law enforcement officials “requested that all search and volunteer efforts be halted,” organizers said in an update early Saturday afternoon.
Hoang’s uncle called the disappearance “uncharacteristic”.
“He’s always available and always shows up to help,” his uncle told KXXV. “Every time I was back in Texas or whenever his grandparents needed help, he would show up there. Any time his parents needed help, family reunions, they always showed up.”
“So we’re quite incredulous that he would leave without notifying us,” he added.
During the search for Hoang, family members urged him to come home.
“Tanner, we love you. God loves you,” his uncle told KXXV. “Come home as soon as you receive this message or the messages that have been provided for you on Facebook.”
“We hope he’s okay,” he continued. “We hope everything comes to a conclusion that will be a family reunion.”
SEE PREVIOUS REPORT: Texas A&M student was supposed to meet family for lunch before disappearance
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