Sadly, the search for a missing Kountze man has ended when searchers found his body in an area south of Hillister in Tyler County. 

Saturday, July 31st, the family of William Gant alerted authorities that they were not able to locate him.  A Silver Alert was issued Saturday evening for Gant and follow up alerts had been issued over the past several days.

According to KBMT, Gant's truck and dog had been discovered on a hunting club near Hillister.  A number of agencies and volunteers combed through the area before Gant's body was found early Thursday afternoon near the intersection of Highway 69 and County 1220.

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