Tanner Hoang, Texas A&M student who disappeared on graduation day, found dead

A Texas A&M University student who went missing on his college graduation day more than a week ago has been found dead, police said.

The body of Tanner Hoang, 22, was discovered Saturday in Austin, ABC News reported. Hoang was last seen on the morning of December 16 at The Trails at Wolf Pen apartment complex in College Station.

The mechanical engineering student’s family reported him missing when he failed to show up for a celebratory lunch before his graduation ceremony.

The Austin Police Department told KVUE that a body was found near the Pennybacker Bridge on Saturday, but could not confirm whether it belonged to Hoang.

On Friday, Hoang’s silver 2009 Lexus was found near the Pennybacker Bridge Overlook Trail on Highway 360 and the Colorado River. He appeared to have been driving westbound on Highway 21 after getting gas at a Shell station in nearby Caldwell.

The mechanical engineering student disappeared from a College Station apartment complex over a week ago.
College Station Police Department
Tanner Hoang's car
Hoang’s silver Lexus was finally found near a commanding footpath on Friday.
KHU

“He was supposed to graduate, but I don’t know what happened that made him leave,” his uncle, Bao Hoang, told ABC affiliate KXXV Waco, noting that his sudden disappearance was irrelevant to the student.

“I think the last thing we know for sure is that he was on [Highway] 21 get gas to go westbound away from Bryan/College Station,” he added.

A Facebook group called “Finding Tanner Hoang”, which has more than 14,000 followers, confirmed the news of his death on Saturday evening.

Tanner Hoang
There was reportedly no foul play involved in Hoang’s death, according to a Facebook page dedicated to locating the missing student.
College Station Police Department

“This afternoon, Tanner was found dead near the Pennybacker Bridge on the 360 ​​Loop,” wrote group administrator Michael C. Miller.

According to Miller, there was no foul play involved in Hoang’s death.

“Tanner’s family wants everyone to know how much they appreciated everyone’s help,” he added.

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