Missing mountain biker found dead in North Texas ravine

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by JENNY DOREN

WFAA

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 23 at 7:03 PM

FLOWER MOUND, Texas -- A missing mountain biker has been found dead in a ravine northeast of Twin Coves Marina after missing for two days in the Murrell Park area near Grapevine Lake, Flower Mound police confirmed Monday afternoon.

Police, state troopers, firefighters and Texas Parks and Wildlife officials all searched the area on Sunday and Monday. There are nearly 23 miles of tough trail weaving through Murrell Park.

Wesley Hixson's body was found just after 2 p.m. in a densely-wooded that had already been searched.

Flower Mound police said Hixson and three friends hopped on their bikes together Saturday. They broke off into two groups of two when trouble struck.

"While the two groups of two were riding, Mr. Hixson had a crash on his bike," Brooks said. "He told his riding partner that he was fine, that he could continue riding."

They did continue riding, but sometime later Saturday morning, they separated.

His riding partner on the trails told police Hixson may have had a head injury. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death.

Hixson is survived by a wife and two children under six years old. His dad is a lieutenant with the Arlington Fire Department.

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