75-year-old man reported missing in Rosenberg found dead, Texas EquuSearch says

Benito Gutierrez (KPRC 2)

ROSENBERG, Texas – Texas EquuSearch ended the search Saturday morning for a 75-year-old man who was last seen in Rosenberg. Officials said the body of Benito Gutierrez was found in the Brazos River a short time after beginning their search.

Volunteers with Texas Equusearch conducted a search near the Brazos River and U.S. Highway 59.

Gutierrez was last seen alive Thursday.

After the discovery of his body, Texas Equusearch posted an update saying “we ask that everyone please keep Benito Gutierrez’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this tragic times in their lives.”

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Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.