The San Marcos police and fire departments recovered the body of Kate Rose Silva Xavier, 21, Nov. 2 from the Blanco River.
Around 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2, a hiker reported a body in the Blanco River near the 1400 Block of River Road to SMPD. Xavier, a Texas State student, had been missing since Oct. 25. Xavier’s next of kin has been notified and the death is being investigated as a suicide.
Media Relations Director Jayme Blaschke said Texas State University will not comment on the incident out of respect for the family. The investigation is ongoing. The University Star will give updates as they come.