Missing man found dead in Dripping Springs

Authorities have identified a body found in a wooded area in Dripping Springs May 14 as that of a man who went missing earlier in the month.


Domingo Alcaraz, 45, of Spring, was discovered in a heavily wooded area in the 3400 block of McGregor Lane in Dripping Springs.

According to a Hays County Sheriff’s Office press release, authorities were dispatched at approximate 2 p.m. May 14 in reference to a badly decomposed body.

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

According to officials, Alcaraz was visiting the area when he fell and sustained injuries to his forehead and tongue. 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 is ongoing. However, authorities do not suspect foul play.

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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