Families are never prepared to hear from authorities that their loved one's body has been found even when they already fear the worst. A Round Rock, Texas man had been reported missing by his wife, and was found to have drowned while on a camping trip at Stillhouse Hollow Lake.

Earlier this week while camping at Union Grove Park, Dean Harbert, 72 or Round Rock had been regularly checking in with his wife while enjoying a few days away along the shores of Stillhouse Hollow Lake. Today, his wife became worried when she was unable to reach him since about noon the day before.

She then contacted the Bell County Sheriff's Department, and requested a welfare check on his whereabouts after not hearing from him for over 24 hours.

*Editor's Note: You can always request a welfare check for someone you believe to be in danger. This is different from filing a missing persons report.

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When was the victim's body found?

Bell County Sheriff's Department Marine One and the US Corps of Engineers began immediately searching Stillhouse Hollow Lake and the surrounding area. The boats were not searching for long before finding the body of Harbert.

Since identifying the body and notifying his next of kin, the authorities have also ordered an autopsy. The results hope to shed some light on how the 72 year old outdoor enthusiast drowned. It will also help identify exactly which day the victim drowned.

No other information is available at this time, however, you can read more on this story at this article with KCEN.

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