WACO, Texas (AP) - Combing through chest-high weeds under the blazing sun, authorities found evidence they say helped identify the body of Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy, who had been missing for more than six weeks.
Searching in the same field where a decomposing body had been found two days before, investigators found a head Sunday morning, McLennan County Justice of the Peace Belinda Summers said.
Later Sunday night, McLennan County Sheriff Larry Lynch announced that the Dallas County medical examiner's office had determined that the body was Dennehy's. It was found Friday and taken in for an autopsy, but authorities gave no further details Sunday, including a possible cause of death.
"With that evidence collected today, they were able to make a positive identification," Lynch said, without specifying what evidence was found. Authorities have declined to say if a weapon has been recovered.