Police Find Body Believed To Be Missing Texas A&M Student

By: Mike George/KBTX Staff and Texas A&M University Police
By: Mike George/KBTX Staff and Texas A&M University Police

*10 PM Update*
The search for a missing Texas A&M University student has ended on a sad note.

Police in Marlin, south of Waco, found a body they believe to be that of 22-year-old Anthony Carey.

Carey hadn't been seen since he left home last Thursday from Houston headed to Texas A&M.

Earlier Monday afternoon investigators say they found the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer that Anthony Carey was driving. Police say it was found locked and abandoned in Marlin.
Hours later, investigators say they found a body near the vehicle in a wooded area.

Police tell us family members last saw or heard from Carey four days ago when he drove away with the intent of returning to College Station to attend the fall semester at Texas A&M.

Carey is a senior Corps member at A&M.

Earlier this afternoon, we spoke with one of Carey's fellow Corp members who says people on campus are slowly finding out through word of mouth that their friend is missing.

"Just shocked, really out of nowhere. No one would expect this from him. He didn't have any issues with anybody or anything so it's just shocking,” said Corbin Flores, a Texas A&M student.

Police say there's no evidence of foul play. The victim’s body has been sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences Medical Examiner’s Office in Dallas.

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Late Monday the car of a missing Texas A&M Senior was found locked and abandoned in Marlin.

**Here's a copy of the Texas A&M Press Release**

The Texas A&M University Police Department is currently seeking assistance in locating a missing Texas A&M University student, Anthony Joseph Carey. Carey is described as a white male, 22 years
of age, 5’7”, 125 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen leaving his residence in Houston, Texas on August 23, 2012 at 12:00pm en route to College Station, Texas. He was wearing a non-descriptive t-shirt, athletic shorts and flip-flop sandals.

Carey was driving a tan 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer, bearing Texas license plate BX4X219.

Additional information has been obtained that indicates Carey may have recently been in the Marlin, Texas area.

Anyone with information regarding the location of Mr. Carey is asked to contact the University Police immediately at 979-845-2345.

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It was supposed to be his first day of class at Texas A&M. But a Houston man hasn't been seen since he left home last Thursday headed to Texas A&M for the start of his Senior Year.

Family members of Anthony Carey haven't heard from him since they last saw him drive away.

That was four days ago, so late this afternoon a friend of the family filed a missing person report with University Police. A news release about his disappearance should be sent out Monday afternoon with more information.

In the meantime News 3 has added a picture of the young man in case you have seen him.

If you have, you are asked to call Texas A&M Police at (979) 845-2345.


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