Sunday would have been Hal Ticknor's 83rd birthday. The Garland man has been missing for the last seven weeks, and is now presumed dead.
Ticknor's wife spoke to FOX4 about what has kept her strong.
"You have to keep hoping," said Ann Ticknor. She has clung to hope and the memory of her husband ever since he disappeared on October 11th. He was last seen at a gas station where he asked two people for directions to Garland.
"After this length of time you begin to wonder if they'll ever find the car or Hal," she said.
Friday, she got the news she dreaded to hear. Hunters discovered the SUV driven by Ticknor in Seymour. It's located about 3 hours northwest of Dallas.
It's believed the body found in the SUV is that of Hal Ticknor.
"We're thankful that people kept looking we're thankful for the hunters that found him," said Mrs. Ticknor.
At the family's church Sunday morning, there was a brief message of gratitude to the congregation, for reaching out to the Ticknor's to offer support.
"But I have been reminded of how good people are, good caring and concerned and willing to do anything to help," said Mrs. Ticknor.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner will make the final determination on the identity of the body found in the SUV.
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