Body believed to be of missing Iraq War vet found in heavy vegetation, Texas cops say

Texas officials claim that human remains belonging to a missing 36-year old Iraq War veteran were found Monday morning.According to the League City Police Department, Aaron Balaban, a man who had left the South Shore home of his parents, went missing from League City southeast Houston on February 10, 2020. KHOU reported that Texas EquuSearch was involved with the search for Balaban, but it was suspended because they didn't have any positive leads.The Galveston Daily News reported that he went missing on the night of his court appearance for a misdemeanor theft charge.According to KTRK, he just walked out the door without saying anything. He took his cellphone and his billfold.Police said Monday that construction workers discovered a body in heavy vegetation 100 yards from a League City street. Investigators believe that the body belonged to Balaban.Police said that personal belongings and a backpack were also discovered at the scene. According to the Galveston Daily News, the site is a new Amazon distribution center.Galveston County Medical Examiners Office will receive the body and begin collecting evidence.Paul Balaban, Aaron's father, said to the Houston Chronicle that his son had experienced post-traumatic episodes after his time in war but didn't believe he was suicidal.According to KRIV, Balaban was the father of two sons and lived with his parents prior to his disappearance.