Como man dead, HCSO says

  • Roland Vallejo/ Courtesy Debbie Gossett
    Roland Vallejo/ Courtesy Debbie Gossett

Foul play not suspected, according to sheriff


The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office has located missing man Roland Vallejo.

On the afternoon of Jan. 30, HCSO located the body of missing Como man Roland Vallejo, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

Vallejo was found in a creek near Farm Road 1567 E at approximately 10:12 a.m., according to 911 call logs. 

Vallejo is described as a 34-year-old Hispanic man who is 5 feet,10 inches tall. Vallejo is approximately 250 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. He has no left arm.

According to Vallejo's finacée of six years, she last heard from Vallejo at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22 when he left his home at the Quinn trailer park in Como and was supposed to meet her in Sulphur Springs.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black collared short-sleeve shirt and no jacket, and was not in his vehicle, Vallejo's finacée said. 

On Jan. 23, HCSO personnel confirmed to the News-Telegram that Vallejo had been spotted, but on Jan. 31 told the News-Telegram that sighting had likely been false, as Vallejo had likely been in his final location since his disappearance. 

HCSO is unable to determine Vallejo's cause of death at this time and is awaiting autopsy results from the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office. They do not suspect foul play at this time but are continuing to investigate, HCSO said.