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Missing Man's Body Identified

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By: Justin Kree
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Among all the shrubs and weeds in a remote field just west of the Petroleum Museum, the body of 31-year old Greg Donaghe was discovered on Thursday.

Police cars and authorities received a call and came to investigate the remains of a body. As soon as news broke of the discovery, many remembered a missing man was last seen not too far away, about a month ago. NewsWest 9 received confirmation on Friday that the body was in fact that missing man.

Donaghe was last seen on December 28 leaving the south side Wal-Mart and walking west through the parking lot heading towards the Park Glen Apartments where he was currently staying with a girlfriend.

When word reached Donaghe's family that he was found, his sister was heart broken.

"It's been devastating I don't think I'll ever forget that time. Your time stands still from that moment that you're told. That's our last hope and we are all devastated," Heather Wurtz, Greg's sister, said.

Donaghe's body has been sent to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy. For now, the family is trying to move on the best they can.

"We know that Greg had faith and we have faith and we are all leaning on our faith to get us through it," Wurtz said.

Saturday would have been one month since Donaghe went missing.