CISCO, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Cisco police say a 79-year-old man found dead 3 days after he went missing was located a few miles from his vehicle, which was stuck at a low water crossing.
The body of Samuel Ray Woody was found on a private ranch in Shackelford County around 6:15 p.m. Monday night after Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter pilots spotted him.
Woody’s car was found 3 miles away at a low water crossing. Investigators believe it had been there since May 14 – the day he was last seen leaving a local business in Cisco.
“His family and the Police Department thank each of you for your prayers and tips,” a social media post reveals. Police are expected to release more information soon.
Police say there are no signs of foul play and Woody’s body will undergo an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
The Albany VFD, Red Cross, Shackleford County Sheriff’s Office, Callahan County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers and Pilots, Texas Parks and Wildlife Wardens, Albany Police Department and employees at the private ranch all assisted in the investigation.