A desperate search for missing Texas student Tanner Hoang came to a tragic end on Christmas Eve.
College Station police confirmed to The US Sun that the student’s body was discovered on December 24, 2022 – a week after his disappearance.
Who was Tanner Hoang?
Tanner Hoang, 22, was a student at Texas A&M University.
During his time there he studied mechanical engineering.
At the time of his disappearance, he was due to graduate.
When did Tanner Hoang disappear?
Hoang was last seen outside an off-campus apartment in College Station on December 16.
He was seen around 8am before going missing.
The family of the Texas students were in town for his degree at the time of his disappearance and became concerned when he failed to show up for lunch before the ceremony.
They were also shocked to find that Hoang had not made the necessary requirements to attend the celebration.
The university confirmed that he would not be attending the opening ceremony.
On Thursday, December 22, 2022, Texas law enforcement confirmed his car was recovered in Austin — 100 miles away.
Before his vehicle is recovered, Hoang is seen driving eastbound away from campus.
The Texas Department of Public Safety and police searched the vehicle for evidence but said there was no trace of the missing student.
Pictures and videos also surfaced on the same day showing Hoang at a Caldwell gas station on Friday, KAGS-TV reported.
Tanner’s father texted him around 8:30 a.m., which was read before the missing student turned off his phone.
What happened to Tanner Hoang?
Hoang’s cause of death is currently unclear.
The Texas A&M student was reportedly found dead near the Pennybacker Bridge, not far from where his car was recovered on Thursday, according to a post on a Facebook page linked to the search for the 22nd -year-olds.
While CSPD said Hoang was found dead in Austin, officials have yet to confirm where or when he was found.
In a heartbreaking post, Michael C. Miller, a close friend of Hoang’s, wrote: “This is not the outcome we all prayed for, but on this Christmas Eve Tanner now lies in the arms of his Redeemer, King, Princes of Peace, who joy and the healer.
“No foul play is suspected.”
He continued, “Tanner’s family wants everyone to know how much they appreciated everyone’s help.”
“They feel God’s love for them through the overwhelming outpouring of support. You know Tanner was loved by so many.
“Please continue to uplift her family in prayer.”
During the search, Hoang’s family stressed that they wanted him to hear a message.
Tanner’s uncle Tuan Hoang told KHOU 11, “Just let him know that his family loves him, his entire extended family, that God loves him, there’s nothing he’s done that would stop us from loving him.”
The US Sun has contacted the Austin Police Department for more information about the incident.
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