Remains of missing Elgin man found

The remains of a missing Elgin man have been found, says the Austin and Elgin police departments. 

Alex Aviles was reported missing by his girlfriend and daughter on August 15, according to a Facebook post from the Elgin Police Department. They told police he had been missing since August 12 at 8:40 p.m. Monday when he dropped off his girlfriend in Austin. 

Aviles was last seen driving a white 2003 Ford F-250 single cab company truck with temporary paper tags.

On October 27, the Austin Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle report and found the truck with human remains inside. The remains were later transported to the Travis County Medical Examiner's Officer where they were positively identified as Aviles, says EPD.

The case is being investigated jointly by the Elgin and Austin police departments.

According to EPD, there has been no final determination on cause of death and further investigation is pending the final autopsy report.