Body Found Near Trinity River Confirmed As Missing SMU Police Officer Mark McCullers

DALLAS - The body of an SMU officer who went missing two months ago has finally been found and recovered.

Officer Mark McCullers disappeared after calling a police station for help when his car got caught in a flash flood near Turtle Creek. His body was found Wednesday afternoon by the Trinity River, not far from downtown Dallas.

On Thursday, the Dallas County Medical Examiner confirmed the identity of the body as that of Mark McCullers.

As the body was being recovered Wednesday, even without identity being confirmed, officers covered the body in an American flag and saluted as it was being loaded into the medical examiner's vehicle.

McCullers was 45 years old.