Press Release #050114(01)-Update to Missing Endangered Juvenile Daniel Perez, Police Confirm Identity of Deceased Person Located
The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is confirming that the body retrieved this morning from the Concho River is 15-year-old Daniel Perez.
At approximately 6:57 a.m., a person jogging on the pathway on the north side of the Concho River called 911 to report they observed what they believed to be a body floating in the river.
The first officer on scene arrived at approximately 6:59 a.m. and located a deceased subject in the water, about three to four feet off the north bank of the river, just east of the Irving Street Low Water Crossing.
Police quarantined the surrounding area and closed traffic to the Chadbourne and Irving Street Bridges for several hours while investigators processed the area. After removing the body from the river, detectives confirmed the deceased to be Perez.
Perez was transported to Lubbock, Texas for autopsy. At this time, police do not suspect foul play.
Perez was the was the subject of a Missing Endangered Juvenile Alert that was issued on April 29, 2014, after police received information that Perez was last seen alive and in the water near the Irving Street Bridge on April 28. Perez was considered endangered because it was reported that he was under the influence of an intoxicant at the time he went into the water.
This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.