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ME's office works to ID body found in cornfield

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The medical examiner's office will work to identify a body found in a cornfield Monday afternoon, near SH 130 and Highway 45.

Authorities say a helicopter with Texas search and rescue found the body around 3:20 p.m., when it was flying over the field looking for a missing man.

"It was told to me that there was an elderly man missing in this general area, but we cannot confirm that this body is him yet," said Roger Wade, of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office has been searching for 87-year-old Antonio Perea since Sunday morning. He was last seen in the 6900 block of Evelyn Road in southeast Travis County. Officials say Perea suffers from dementia.

Officials discontinued the Silver Alert for Perea late Monday night. No other information was released.

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