The body of an adult male was found in Little Elm on Tuesday afternoon in an area west of Doe Creek Road and north of Rockhill Parkway.
Little Elm police responded to a call of a deceased person around 3:40 p.m., according to a press release issued by the police department. The release stated the body was found by a land surveying crew.
Police Chief Rodney Harrison said the department can't confirm the identity of the man until DNA tests are complete, which could take between four and six weeks.
But Little Elm resident Richelle Cray, the daughter of Bruce Cray, who had been missing for about five weeks, posted on Facebook that the clothes that were on the discovered body were the same ones that her father was wearing when he went missing.
Bruce, 75, had been seen last at 6 a.m. Aug. 29 in the 13000 block of Cortes de Pallas Drive in Little Elm. In getting the word out to the public about the search for Bruce, police said Bruce had a health condition that can cause dementia-like symptoms as well as sundown syndrome, a condition that causes restlessness and confusion.
After he was reported missing, the police department and the community began searching for him. Police efforts included patrolling local neighborhoods and asking residents with surveillance cameras to review the video in case it captured an image of Bruce.
Police also searched the green belt north and south of Valencia Peninsula, Paloma Creek and even the edge of Frisco.
Richelle said she posted missing person fliers on Interstate 35 south of the Metroplex in case Bruce had hitchhiked down to San Antonio, where he lived a few weeks before moving to Little Elm.
Richelle said there have been several instances over the last few weeks where people thought they spotted him in various cities, including Denton, McKinney and Irving.
Police said in the press release that no foul play is expected.