UPDATED | August 24, 2016 6 P.M.

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Police Department, along with Southern Methodist University police, recovered a body Wednesday afternoon at the Turtle Creek viaduct near downtown.

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They were later joined by the medical examiner and dozens more police officers.

The question remains whether or not the body is that of missing SMU police officer Mark McCullers, 43. However, the body was draped in an American flag and an impromptu procession happened as it was taken away.

Lt. Jimmy Vaughan, lieutenant of police for the North Central division told CBS11 the ongoing search for the missing officer is emotional for everyone.

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An SMU officer who has search the area specifically for McCullers three times a week since he was swept away found the body.

Officer McCullers was swept away in Turtle Creek during flooding on July 5. The creek was filled with rainwater when Officer McCullers asked for help just after 1:30 a.m. that Tuesday. He was working an overnight private security job when he called police and said rising waters were washing over his car. By the time emergency crews arrived there was no sign of McCullers or white Dodge.

Surveillance video from a nearby home showed the officer abandoning his vehicle before it was taken away by the water.

The Marine and father of six was never found.

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