Louis Nix III, a former college football standout who went missing last week, was found dead on Saturday in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. The family of the 29-year-old confirmed his death to CBS Sports and local media in Jacksonville.
Stephanie Wingfield, who reported her son as a missing person on Friday, said the former athlete usually communicated with his loved ones frequently. But the family hadn’t heard from Nix since he left his father’s house in Jacksonville on Tuesday.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the former Notre Dame defensive lineman was found when authorities pulled a vehicle out of a pond outside his apartment complex on Saturday, The Florida Times-Union reported. The car matched the description of Nix’s vehicle, information which was provided in a call earlier that day as the search continued for him.
**UPDATE: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has located Louis Nix. Thank you to all who shared his photo and information.** pic.twitter.com/bhyz9W56Um
— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) February 28, 2021
Wingfield said police didn’t provide details about what happened to her son.
“They did say that it didn’t look like foul play,” she told The Times-Union on Sunday.