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Missing Texas A&M student found dead Christmas Eve

The family of Tanner Hoang, a student missing from Texas A&M since last week, confirmed the 22 year old has been found dead.

“This afternoon Tanner was found deceased in the vicinity of the Pennybacker Bridge on Loop 360. This is not the outcome that we have all been praying for, but on this Christmas Eve, Tanner is now in the arms of his Savior, King, Prince of Peace, Joy, and Healer. No foul play is suspected,” Michael Miller posted on behalf of the family on the Facebook group, Finding Tanner Hoang Saturday evening.

He went missing after failing to show up for a pre-graduation luncheon with his family a week ago Friday. It would later be learned that he had not qualified to graduate, but apparently didn’t inform his family that had showed up to watch him walk the aisle.

“Tanner’s family wants everyone to know how much they have appreciated everyone’s help. They feel God’s love for them through the overwhelming outpouring of support. They know Tanner was loved by so many,” the Facebook posting went on to say.

Authorities found his car unoccupied on Thursday. Volunteers organized a search of the area Saturday, but police asked that all search efforts end. Hours later, the family made the sad announcement.

Tanner had turned his phone off, making it difficult to track him.

His family had sent this message to him.

“Just let him know his family loves him, his entire extended family, that God loves him, there’s nothing that he has done that would keep us from loving him,” said an uncle, Tuan Hoang to KHOU.

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