Missing man found dead in Dripping Springs

Authorities have identified a body found in a wooded area near Dripping Springs May 14 as a man who had been reported missing earlier this month.

According to a Hays County Sheriff’s Office press release, authorities were dispatched to the 3400 block of McGregor Lane in Dripping Springs May 14 in reference to a badly decomposed body in a heavily wooded area.

A subsequent autopsy identified the deceased as Domingo Alcaraz, 45, of Spring, who was reported as a missing person May 8.

Alcaraz was visiting the area when he fell and sustained injuries to his forehead and tongue, according to a HCSO release. Alcaraz was last seen May 5 in the 6800 block of Fitzhugh Road.

A cause of death has not yet been determined and an investigation into the incident is ongoing. However, authorities do not suspect foul play at this time.

Anyone who may have information regarding the case is asked to contact Detective Mike Andrews or the Criminal Investigations Division at 512.393.7814 or 512.393.7787.

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