The Dallas Police Department says the body of missing retired assistant police chief Gregory Holliday was found in a creek on Saturday.
On Sunday morning Maj. Max Geron announced on Twitter that the medical examiners confirmed the identity by his fingerprints.
Early Saturday morning, Game Wardens with the Texas Park and Wildfire Department found the body of a man submerged in a creek near Preston Trails Golf Club, said Dallas Chief of Police David Brown in a news conference.
The team used a boat and sonar equipment to search the area.
Later that morning a body that fit the description of Holliday was found in the creek. The body was dressed in a black shirt and tan pants.
Holliday went missing on May 12 and was last seen walking on the 5800 block of Campbell Road. Police believe he was involved in a pedestrian collision that same day, though police later said they could not confirm that the man involved in the collision was Holliday.
The cause of Holliday's death is still unknown.
#BREAKING Medical Examiner confirms with fingerprints that body found in creek yesterday is Greg Holliday.
— Maj. Max Geron (@MaxDPD) May 18, 2014
The Holliday family released this statement Sunday:
"The Holliday family extends heartfelt gratitude to the community for all of the prayers offered on Greg's behalf. He served Dallas with distinction and with love. Our family will always be grateful to the men and women who worked so hard to find Greg and bring him back to us ... the volunteers, the Parks and Wildlife officials, the Fire-Rescue workers and, especially, his Dallas Police Department family."