A 22-year-old man, Tanner Hoang, was last seen in College Station at around 11:00am on December 16th. Family members said he was supposed to meet them for lunch before he graduated from Texas A&M University, but he failed to show up.
According to CBS DFW, TAMU said Hoang never qualified to graduate due to certain requirements not being met.
Bao Hoang, his uncle, described his disappearance as “uncharacteristic.”
Bao Hoang shared in an interview with KXXV, “he is always available, always showing up to help. Anytime that I’ve been back to Texas or anytime his grandparents would need help, he would show up there.” He was remembered by his uncle as a person who showed up for his family in times of need.
According to reports, Hoang’s father sent a text message to him at 8:30 a.m., and the text was marked as “read” before his phone was turned off.
An unidentified body was found in the water before 12:30 pm, according to FOX 7. Hoang’s car was also found near the site, which was reported by the nonprofit Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley. Inside the vehicle, his wallet was found intact.
Earlier this month, a family spokesperson announced on social media that Hoang, 22, was found dead near Pennybacker Bridge on Loop 360. According to the spokesperson, no foul play appears to have been involved in the death. However, there is no confirmed cause of death that has been publicly released.