ARLINGTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — The family of missing Arlington, Texas man, Evan Lacey, who went missing on December 17, said Saturday that he died.

Lacey, 19, was reported missing on December 19 after family said he went to sell his car and never returned.


The vehicle was later found in Fort Worth “under suspicious circumstances” by police.

Saturday morning community members joined family in a search party. Just hours later, the family was notified of his death, reports WFAA.

Here is what the Lacey family said in a statement:

It is with much sorrow and heavy hearts that the Lacey family has learned that God has called His and our angel, Evan, to be with him. We greatly appreciate all of the prayers and support that family, community, teachers and all others have provided to our family during this difficult time.

We ask that you allow our family time to grieve considering we just learned of this information within the past hour. Funeral arrangement information will be shared once made this week.


The Lacey Family

A cause of death was not provided.


Geo quick facts: Arlington is a city in Texas, west of Dallas. It’s home to the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), whose campus has a modern planetarium. In River Legacy Parks, trails cut through hardwood forest rich in wildlife. The park also has the River Legacy Living Science Center, with aquariums, terrariums and interactive exhibits. The Dallas Cowboys football team plays at AT&T Stadium, which also hosts concerts – wikipedia.