Human remains found in Texas identified as long-missing person

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Officials with the Round Rock Police Department and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Sunday that human remains found Tuesday belong to missing 32-year-old Timothy Perez of Conroe, Texas.

The remains were found Tuesday evening in southern Williamson County near Interstate 45 and the Mopac Freeway, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

“Following the discovery of the remains, the Round Rock Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety assisted the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in searching the area,” WCSO said.

According to the RRPD, the investigation is ongoing and the Texas State Center for Forensic Anthropology is holding the remains and assisting the Justice of the Peace in determining the cause of death.

“At this time, no criminal activity or foul play is suspected,” WCSO said.

  • The crime scene following the discovery of human remains north of SH 45 and MoPac (KXAN Photo/Todd Bynum)
  • The crime scene following the discovery of human remains north of SH 45 and MoPac (KXAN Photo/Todd Bynum)
  • The crime scene following the discovery of human remains north of SH 45 and MoPac (KXAN Photo/Todd Bynum)

IN Saturday update from missing persons organization Texas Equusearch, the organization is “sad to announce that Timothy Perez has been found dead.”

“His family thanks everyone who shared his many flyers and helped in any way they could to help locate Timothy, and they are asking for privacy at this time,” the organization said.

KXAN previously reported Perez’s disappearance in March after the Round Rock Police Department opened a missing person case after traveling from the Houston area to Austin.

According to Perez’s family, a report was made to Austin police in March and an officer later found Perez’s car without gas on Interstate 35 in north Austin.

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