Missing Texas Student Found Dead

Efthymis Oraiopoulos
By Efthymis Oraiopoulos
December 26, 2022US News
Missing Texas Student Found Dead
Tanner Hoang in a police missing notice. (College Station Police Department/Twitter)

A missing Texas student was found dead on Dec. 24, according to local police.

Tanner Hoang, 22, was found near the position his 2009 Lexus car was discovered in West Austin, Texas, on Dec. 22, according to ABC7.

Hoang was found near Pennybacker Bridge on Loop 360, Fox News reported.

“Certainly not the outcome so many people had hoped for. Please keep Tanner’s family in your prayers during this difficult time,” Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley wrote.

Hoang went missing on Dec. 16, during the days his family was planning to meet him for a lunch before his graduation at A&M Texas.

“He was supposed to graduate but I’m not sure what happened that would cause him to leave,” his uncle, Bao Hoang, told local station KXXV earlier this week.

Hoang’s phone was turned off.

“I think the last thing we know definitively is that he was on [Highway] 21 picking up gas to go in a westerly direction away from Bryan/College Station,” his uncle said.

A Facebook page was created after his disappearance, dedicated to finding him. A page administrator posted a video in which Hoang’s car could be seen.

“He is always available, always showing up to help,” Bao Hoang said when Hoang was still missing. “Anytime that I’ve been back to Texas or anytime his grandparents would need help, he would show up there. Anytime his parents would need help, family gatherings, always show up. Very uncharacteristic and that’s why we’re in disbelief that he would leave without notifying us.”

According to Fox, Texas A&M University said that Hoang had not qualified for graduation.

A spokesperson for Hoang’s family said in a statement Sunday evening: “This is not the outcome that we have all been praying for, but on this Christmas Eve, Tanner is now in the arms of his Savior, King, Prince of Peace, Joy, and Healer. No foul play is suspected.

“Tanner’s family wants everyone to know how much they have appreciated everyone’s help. They feel God’s love for them through the overwhelming outpouring of support. They know Tanner was loved by so many.”

A cause of death has not yet been announced.

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