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UPDATE: Police confirmed Sunday that the body found has been identified as Greg Holliday, the missing former DPD assistant chief.

The Holliday family released this statement Sunday:

“The Holliday family extends heartfelt gratitude to the community for all of the prayers offered on Greg’s behalf. He served Dallas with distinction and with love.   Our family will always be grateful to the men and women who worked so hard to find Greg and bring him back to us…the volunteers, the Parks and Wildlife officials, the Fire-Rescue workers and, especially, his Dallas Police Department family.”

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas police announced Saturday afternoon that the search for a missing former DPD assistant chief is likely over.

Greg Holliday, 64, was reported missing nearly a week ago.

On Saturday, game wardens with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department located the body of a man submerged in a creek near the Preston Trail Golf Club, according to DPD spokesman Maj. Max Geron.

Although the man’s identity has not yet been confirmed by the Dallas County Medical Examiner Office, police said it matched the description of Holliday.

The medical examiner is also expected to reveal a cause of death. Police said Holliday was possibly suicidal.

The body was found by the game wardens using sonar equipment on a boat.

CBS 11 will post updates to this story as they are made known.

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