Holliday, who would have turned 64 last week on Thursday,
hadn't been seen since Monday afternoon, the anniversary of his
adult daughter's death, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Police had warned that Holliday could be armed and might harm
On Saturday morning, game wardens with the Texas Parks and
Wildlife Department using a boat and sonar equipment located the
body of a man matching Holliday's description submerged in the
creek near the Preston Trails Golf Club.
The medical examiner confirmed that the man was Holliday through
fingerprints, police said.
Dallas Police released a statement from Holliday's family,
expressing gratitude for prayers offered on his behalf, and to
all those who helped look for him.
"He served Dallas with distinction and with love," the statement
Holliday had been with the department for 32 years, from 1970
A cause of death was not yet available.
(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago; Editing by Barbara
Goldberg in New York)
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