Medical Examiner Confirms Body Found In River Is Missing SMU Officer

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas County Medical examiners office has confirmed that the body found along the Trinity yesterday was that of missing SMU officer Mark McCullers.

Floodwaters rushing through the Turtle Creek area of Dallas swept McCullers and his vehicle away in early July.

Jimmy Vaughn with the Dallas Police says when the body located and removed from where it was found, a flag was draped over it and all officers stood and saluted.

Dallas Police officers salute the body of missing SMU Officer Mark McCullers after it was recovered from the Trinity River (Image via Chopper 11)

Dallas Police officers salute the body of missing SMU Officer Mark McCullers after it was recovered from the Trinity River (Image via Chopper 11)

McCullers body was discovered by an SMU supervisor who searched the area up to three times a week for his remains.

McCullers, a Marine and a father to six children, was working a private security job at a construction site in the area when strong storms moved through North Texas and flash flooding brought the creek’s water level up above bridges.

Reports say he called 911 from his car and, at one point, stated that the water was up to the hood of his vehicle.

Emergency crews quickly responded to the scene but, by the time that they arrived, the water had already dropped back down below the bridge — and there was no sign of McCullers or his car.

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