WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Officials with the Round Rock Police Department and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Sunday the human remains found Tuesday belonged to missing 32-year-old Timothy Perez from Conroe, Texas.
The remains were found Tuesday evening in the southern part of Williamson County near State Highway 45 and MoPac Expressway, WCSO said Wednesday.
“Following the discovery of the remains, the Round Rock Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety assisted the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in searching the area,” WCSO said.
According to RRPD, the investigation is ongoing, and the Texas State Forensic Anthropology Center has custody of the remains and is helping the Justice of the Peace with determining the cause of death.
“Criminal activity or foul play are not suspected at this time,” WCSO said.
In a Saturday update from the missing persons organization Texas Equusearch, the organization said it’s “saddened to report that Timothy Perez has been found deceased.”
“His family thanks everyone who shared his numerous flyers and assisted in any way to help find Timothy and they ask for privacy at this time,” the organization said.
KXAN previously reported on Perez’s disappearance in March after the Round Rock Police Department opened a missing person case and after police said he was traveling from the Houston area to Austin.
According to Perez’s family, a report was filed with Austin Police in March, and an officer later found Perez’s vehicle without gas along Interstate 35 in north Austin.