Arlington police searching for a woman missing since mid December found a body Thursday afternoon, but they weren’t prepared to say who the person was or even the gender.
The discovery was made in a wooded area near the 1500 block of East Abram Street.
That’s about 1.7 miles north of the home of Maria Arrocha, 77, who was last seen Dec. 18.
"The Tarrant County Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death and identity of the person found," said Sgt. Christopher Cook, police spokesman. "At this point it would be premature to speculate on the identity of the deceased."
Cook confirmed that officers looking for Arrocha found the body.
He added that they informed Arrocha’s family about the discovery, but were careful to stress that the medical examiner would have to determine the identity.
The 81-year-old man, who apparently walked away from his west Arlington home overnight Sunday, has been located, a police spokeswoman said.
Family members say David Eugene Musselman, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, was last seen about 10 p.m. Sunday at his home at 2412 Lakeside Drive. About 4 a.m. Monday, his wife noticed that he was no longer inside the home.
Tiara Ellis Richard, the police spokeswoman, confirmed Monday evening that Musselman had been found.
According to APD's Facebook page, Mr. Mussellman was, "located safely and is home with his family. He was found on Inez Drive (near Bowen and Pioneer) by a postal employee who was alerted by a citizen volunteer who was actively looking for him.
Last year, Musselman walked out of a north Arlington hospital and was found in Mansfield, according to reports.
Edward and Linda Bryant moved from Colorado to North Texas in 2005, after two young brothers the couple adopted mysteriously disappeared. Last year, the pair was arrested for welfare fraud, accused of concealing the boys' disappearance to continue to collect welfare checks. Both have now pleaded guilty to fraud charges, a Colorado Springs newspaper reports. The couple has not been accused in the boys' disappearance, but authorities in Colorado are using cadaver dogs near the couple's former Colorado home, it reported. Texas authorities reportedly have been cooperating in the investigation, and five other children the couple adopted, including another brother of the missing boys, were placed in the custody of Texas Child Protective Services. At the time of their arrests, Edward Bryant was working in Denton; Linda Bryant was in Lake Kiowa. Anyone with information about the case can call the Colorado sheriff's office at 719-390-5555 - Lois Norder
A Plano woman reported missing after going to the Deep Ellum area of Dallas has been found dead in her car in a parking garage at a Plano business, police report. Police began searching for Jaclyn Weinberg, 32, after a report that she had not been seen or heard from since going to Deep Ellum. Her body was found about 5:30 p.m. Monday, police said in a news release. No details were released on a possible cause of death. The case is under investigation, according to the news release.
A reward of up to $1,000 has been offered for any information that leads to an arrest in the case of a 62-year-old Parker County woman who has been reported missing after a fire destroyed her home and vehicle last Thursday.
Lisa Marie Pearson, 62, was reported missing by family members after a fire destroyed her home in the 400 block of Old Oran Road in rural northwestern Parker County.
The fire started in the home when it spread to her car and then 30 acres of land, Huffman said.
Texas Department of Public Safety authorities did an aerial infrared search of the area, Huffman said.
An investigation has closed and the fire's cause has not been determined but is said to be "suspicious in nature," according to Parker County Fire Marshal's Office investigator Lanny Padgett.
The case is now being handled by the Parker County Sheriff's Office as a missing persons case, according to a Parker County Fire Marshal's Office dispatcher.
Tipsters can call the Parker County Sheriff's Office at (817)594-8845 and those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Parker County Crime Stoppers at (817)599-5555.
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