Search crews recover body of a boy along the banks of the Blanco River

Search crews have recovered a boy's body along the banks of the Blanco River, the Hays County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday.

The child's name has not been released by authorities. According a news release sent out the Sherriff's office, local authorities are not able to identify the child or determine the age, and are sending the body to Central Texas Autopsy for identification.

Authorities also released the name of the man found in northern San Marcos Sunday afternoon. Dayton Larry Thomas was identified Wednesday by Central Texas Autopsy using medical records made available to them. With the identification of Thomas, the number of people from Hays County officially listed as missing has fallen to eight.

Earlier Wednesday, authorities announced searchers found 43-year-old Michelle Carey-Charba's body Tuesday around 4 p.m. She was staying at her parent's home with eight other people for the Memorial Day weekend.The home sits right off the Blanco River at 100 Deer Crossing.

It began to float into the river around 1 a.m. Sunday and eventually hit the ranch road bridge and broke apart.

The homes next to the Carey house were also washed away. Thomas lived next to the Carey family right off the Blanco River.

Still missing Wednesday from the Carey home are 73-year-old Ralph Carey and his wife 71-year-old Sue Carey. 42-year-old Randy Charba and his 6-year-old son William also in the home,

34-year-old Laura McComb, her six-year-old son Andrew and her daughter, 4-year-old Leighton.

The search also continues for 81-year-old Kenneth Reissing.

Reissig was last seen near FM-32 in Blanco County.

Texas Task Force 1 continues its coordination of search efforts. Multiple agencies are contributing staffing and resources to the mission.

Search efforts will continue in Hays County through the night.

 

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