Body of Dr. Grady Bryan Found in Concho River


Fire rescue and police are recovering what has been described over the radio as a possible dead body. The suspected body was reported in the Concho River off of River Ridge Lane. The call came in just before 4 p.m. today.

At the scene are Chief of Police Tim Vasquez, the commander of the SAPD SWAT team Lt. Tracy Fincher, and an ambulance. What is thought to be a body was discovered near a boat dock in the river behind a residence there.

CSI is treating the area as a crime scene.

Authories are investigating a dead body found in Country Club Estates in south San Angelo. (LIVE! Photo/John Basquez)

This is a breaking story. More updates when they are available.

Location of the recovery effort:

Update 4:55 p.m.

Police are putting up crime scene tape. Judge Kay Longest, Justice of the Peace Pct. 1, just arrived on the scene.

Update 5:37 p.m.

Body confirmed to be that of missing dentist

With assistance of the SAPD Lake Patrol, a body was retrieved from the Concho River this afternoon, Police Chief Tim Vasquez said.

Vasquez confirmed that the body is identified as Dr. Grady Bryan, a dentist and oral surgeon with a practice in San Angelo.

JP Judge Kay Longest ordered an autopsy. Vasquez said that the death of the dentist and doctor is an ongoing investigation.

Vasquez said that volunteer searching specifically for the doctor located the body in the river. Police and medics were dispatched to the scene at 3:47 p.m., he said.

Police lake patrol has been searching the river since yesterday, Vasquez said. When asked why it took so long to locate the body, Vasquez said this portion of the river is wooded and has many obstacles. He said his team was using sonar, but sometimes it takes a while. “We’ve had these instances before where a body is submerged in the water, and it takes a day or two for the body to float,” he said.

Vasquez was critical of the rumors circulating on Facebook and other social media. “I would just like to say to everyone, be cautious as they share things on social media. A lot of Rumors circulated that are completely false. It’s hurt the family and it’s been difficult, and hindered our investigation a little bit.”

“Keep the family in your prayers and allow them time to deal with this,” Vasquez said.

Here is the video of Chief Tim Vasquez's press conference:


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